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Haven't Registered Yet? Limited Number of Rooms Available for the 2022 CACP Annual Conference!

Want to attend the 2022 CACP Annual Conference, but worried there are no rooms left? We are happy to report there are still a few rooms available onsite at the conference venue! If you need a room, contact [email protected].



2022 CACP Annual Conference Speaker in the Spotlight: Denver Police Chief, Paul Pazen

On Tuesday morning, July 12, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen will bring his perspective on the crime trends in Colorado and his philosophy going forward.

Chief Pazen has led the creation or expansion of innovative programs with a focus on sustainable, holistic approaches to complex issues. These include the Domestic Violence Prevention Program to break the cycle of violence and get individuals the help they need to prevent domestic violence; a comprehensive suite of alternative response models including Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), mental health clinician co-responders, Support Team Assisted Response (STAR), and Outreach Case Coordinators; and the implementation of a progressive use-of-force policy and training curriculum through community engagement. Chief Pazen has also demonstrated compassion for Denver Police officers and professional staff by expanding the department’s Resiliency and Wellness program to ensure full, productive careers and personal lives for those who serve their community.

Chief Pazen graduated magna cum laude from Colorado State University – Global with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, holds a Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA) and the Senior Management Institute for Police through the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Chief Pazen served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Gulf War veteran prior to beginning his Denver Police career in 1995. He has received numerous department awards and commendations, including the Distinguished Service Cross, Leadership Award, Superior Tactics and Response Award, Police Merit, and Department Service Award.


2022 CACP Annual Conference Speaker in the Spotlight: Dr. Kimberly Miller

“Our success in life is directly tied to those who came before us. Those who paved the way, opened doors, risked and broke out of the stereotypes meant to hold them back. Now, it is our turn”. Dr. Kimberly Miller

Dr. Kimberly Miller is a sought-after speaker and consultant who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 18 years. She has worked with hundreds of public safety organizations and provided training for tens of thousands of students around the country through her local, regional, national and online training programs.

She is a strength-based facilitator of individual and organizational change and is known for her relationship-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. Her programs and services are designed to improve not only the individual line-level employee skills but also the organization as a whole.

On Wednesday afternoon of the conference, Dr. Miller will present the interactive session, It All Comes Down to Culture/the Chief’s Circle/Women in Law Enforcement”.  Chief Deb Funston will join in the presentation on the Chief’s Circle.

In this session you will come away with an understanding of the historical and cultural reasons women don’t often support women in this profession and how we can change this dynamic, detail the specific tools and strategies both men and women can use to elevate females in this field, and the critical factors to consider when choosing a mentor, and how to find one that is a fit for you. The Chief’s Circle was established over a year ago to bring Chiefs together on a confidential platform to vent frustrations and offer potential solutions to problems Chiefs are facing across the State

 Don’t miss this dynamic and informative session. Register today!



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2022 CACP Annual Conference Speaker in the Spotlight: Sandra Hagen Solin & Michael Phibbs

Sandra Hagen Solin, Capitol Solutions and Michael Phibbs, Auraria Campus Police Chief will team up for an informative session on the increased crime rates and correlation to past public policy decisions. From this session you will gain an understanding of the policy decisions and implications emerging from the 2022 session and what we might expect in 2023.

Sandra Hagen Solin guides the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and other exceptional clients in navigating the intersection of politics and policy as head of Capitol Solutions, a leading full-spectrum government affairs firm she founded at 23 years old. She has served as the CACP lobbyist for 5 legislative sessions and represents civic and business clients at the local, state, and federal levels solving complex public affairs challenges for top-tier clients including Colorado's leading corporate clients, Fortune 500 companies and trade associations. Ms. Solin is known as one of Colorado's top legislative, media and political strategists. She was named a Most Influential Business Leader in 2022, “Key Colorado Influencer” in 2019, one of the "Top 10 Colorado Politicos to Watch in 2018" by Colorado Politics, a "Colorado Influencer" by the national Campaigns and Elections magazine, and a “Colorado Insider” by The Denver Post. Sandra provides political insight and commentary for media outlets locally and nationally and served as the GOP Political Analyst for Denver News Station FOX31/KDVR. The Denver Business Journal recognized Capitol Solutions as a top 25 public relations firm numerous times and as a Top Women Business Owner finalist for three years. Sandra enjoys the strategic challenge of tackling some of the Colorado’s biggest and toughest issues on behalf of her clients and has found success and distinguished herself and her firm as a leader in the areas of transportation, business, land use, development, infrastructure, public finance, banking, technology, oil and gas, energy, utilities, taxation, tourism and economic development and, of course, law enforcement.

Chief Phibbs holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Colorado – Boulder, a master’s degree Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Executive Leadership from the University of Colorado – Denver, and is a graduate of the 241st Session of the FBI National Academy. He began his law enforcement career in Silverthorne, Colorado 1992. He has served in a variety of capacities, including, as a Patrol Deputy in the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and as the first School Resource Officer on the western slope, as a Patrol Sergeant & Investigations Supervisor, and as the Detentions Division Commander/ Undersheriff.

Chief Phibbs briefly served for 8 years with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office before being appointed the Chief of Police for Elizabeth, Colorado in 2006. Chief Phibbs was a two-time governor’s appointee to the Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training Board. Chief Phibbs is the Legislative Committee Chair for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Phibbs has been recognized by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police as a “Pioneer in Policing” and as a “Pat Steele Award” winner for ethical leadership in both his professional and personal life.

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