CACP Makes Headlines at
2023 Annual Conference!
Chief Debra Funston was sworn in as CACP's first female President!

During the Awards Banquet, new CACP board members and region representatives were sworn in and officers and chiefs were recognized for the extensive efforts and sacrifices they have made throughout the year. Click HERE to read the full article published in the Estes Park Trail Gazette.

Thank you to everyone that attended for various networking opportunities, educational sessions, information on available support services for law enforcement and the most recent legislative updates. A BIG THANKS to all our Presenters, Sponsors and Exhibitors that helped make this event possible! We thank all of the Chiefs that volunteer their time to CACP and to those that worked so hard on putting together this incredible conference. 



To the CACP Membership:   

In light of the recent events in Memphis and Raleigh, the men and women of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police want to ensure the communities that we serve that we are committed to enhancing and improving the culture of policing and changing the cultures of our respective organizations when necessary. This is nothing new for our organization's members.   

Organizational cultural change encourages those in policing to adopt behaviors that are consistent with our organization’s and our communities’ shared values and goals. This is not something that can be legislated, or mandated, but it is something that the effective and competent leaders in our police departments do every day. Police organizations with strong cultures built on trust, professionalism, integrity and compassion are the only way to prevent tragic incidents such as the incidents involving Tyre Nichols and Darryl Williams from occurring. It is up to us to perform to our communities’ expectations, and our commitment and our intent is to meet or exceed those expectations every day.  

Kind Regards,
David Hayes 
President, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police   

John Minor
Chief, Silverthorne Police Department   

*Feel free to share with your organization and your communities.


Support Services for First Responders and their Families

Across our nation first responder agencies are stretched dangerously thin. The difficult, demanding, and dangerous work they do is causing burnout at a record pace.

Before Kathryn‘s husband, Chris, was killed in 2020 by robbery suspects fleeing from Lakewood Police, she knew nothing about this world. Her interactions with law enforcement consisted of a few well-deserved speeding tickets. But the kindness and compassion she experienced from local law enforcement after Chris’ death and what she learned by creating an ongoing relationship with those who serve, protect, and care for us in our worst moments inspired her to act.

Restoration Ranch Colorado, a 501(c)(3), was founded by Kathryn Severns Avery in 2021 to support dispatchers, first responders, emergency department personnel, members of the judiciary, and their families by providing access to opportunities for relaxation, reflection, recreation, health, and wellness.

In 2022, she used her own funds to purchase and renovate a 40-acre ranch where the serene setting provides a place for reflection, relaxation, and recreation and a place to care for those who care for us.

Please click here to learn how you can help.

Revital Colorado was launched in September of 2020 to support the mental health and wellness of first responders. The statistics surrounding first responders' mental health was astounding but not surprising to founder Jordan Long.

As a former Firefighter/Paramedic, Jordan and his wife Kym understand some of the physical and mental challenges that come with the job. After a few years of their own struggles, they realized the need for a preventative approach to helping first responders focus on their mental health. They are passionate about supporting public servants and their families in a variety of different ways.

By allowing a safe place for first responders to go enjoy an activity, it allows them to open up and share their experiences and traumas with fellow colleagues who understand the struggles of the job. In turn, the hope is that they can be more present with their families and healthier to do their job at a higher level. They believe that providing platforms for community and connection are a vital way that we can support the mental health and wellness of our first responders.

Please click here to learn how you can help.

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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Journal of Colorado Policing Volume 7 Issue 1 Fall 2023

Volume 7, Issue 1 Fall 2023