A Message from Chief Dave Hayes, Louisville Police Department

It has been a tough year for the world, Boulder County, the Town of Superior, and the City of Louisville. From the pandemic to the mass shooting at King Soopers, a police car firebombed in Louisville, an increase in mental health issues, and most recently the devastation of the Marshall fire. All of which have impacted our community, and so many lives, including mine.

As the Police Chief in Louisville, I have the opportunity and privilege to see firsthand the sacrifice and dedication of our first responders every day. Including those from across the country, that leave their families and homes to help during tragedies like these. Thank you to all of the first responders, and to our community, for the respect you have shown them. Please keep them and those who have been affected by the fire in your thoughts and prayers. 

We have faced many challenges, and times like this cause me to pause and reflect with humility and self-awareness. We will rebuild and move forward, continuing to provide service and safety to others. Our community is strong, resilient, and supportive, which is something I love and value about Colorado and all of you.   

Chief Dave Hayes

Louisville Police Department


2022 CACP Mid-Year Conference

Join CACP on January 19-21 for our 2022 Mid-Year Conference! This is one of two opportunities that CACP offers for all Colorado Chiefs of Police to meet and learn about relevant information about law enforcement.

CACP's Mid-Year Meeting will be held at the same time, and in conjunction with, the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC). CACP and CSOC will share several combined sessions, meals, and have access to CSOC's large exhibit hall at no extra cost. CACP will also have sessions dedicated to their members only.

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The City of Federal Heights, Colorado is looking for a Police Chief. Click here for more information.




Journal of Colorado Policing Volume 6 Issue 1: Fall 2021 Has Been Released

The latest edition of the Journal of Colorado Policing has been published! 

The journal serves as a professional forum for the dissemination of original research, legal updates, training strategies as well as best practices and literature reviews. The journal incorporates the expertise of both practitioners and academics to achieve these goals. Promoting the publication of peer-reviewed research and providing sound advice from practitioners for law enforcement within the state of Colorado are the journal’s main goals.

Volume 6, Issue 2 Fall 2021


Articles in this edition include:

  • Gun Control
  • Stakeholders and Accreditation
  • Guidelines for Authors
  • CMU Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Leadership and Policy Ad
  • CMU Criminal Justice Bachelor's Degree Programs Ad

If you would like to submit an article for the next issue of the Journal of Colorado Policing, please reference the guidelines/requirements web page.


The Benefits of Membership

Through your membership dues, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police can provide you with exclusive and vital benefits to keep you on the cutting edge of law enforcement. The value of your CACP membership is found in:

Your membership in CACP also provides you information on other events and educational opportunities that are held in Colorado and outside the state.

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CACP Vision and Mission


Serving as the voice of professional policing in Colorado.


Providing leadership for the improvement, safety, effectiveness, and professionalism of Colorado Law Enforcement. 

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