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Bill Bratton Is Coming To Annual!

Posted: April 26, 2018

CACP's keynote speaker at the awards dinner will be Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton. One awards dinner ticket is included with Annual Conference registration. If you would like to purchase additional tickets, click here.

Bratton began his police career at the Boston Police Department before becoming Police Commissioner in New York City, where his quality-of-life policy has been credited with reducing petty and violent crime. He was recruited to lead the Los Angeles Police Department in 2002 at a time when the LAPD was struggling to rebuild trust after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and Rampart scandal, and presided over an era of reform and crime reduction. Bratton has served as an advisor on policing in several roles, including advising the British government. In January 2014, Bratton returned to the post of Police Commissioner in New York City, and served until September 2016.

Bratton's policing style is influenced by the broken windows theory, a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signalling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior. He advocates having an ethnically diverse police force representative of the population, maintaining a strong relationship with the law-abiding population, tackling police corruption, being tough on gangs and having a strict no-tolerance of anti-social behavior.
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Cold Case Investigations – Strategies & Best Practices

Posted: April 25, 2018

Register for the Cold Case Investigations - Strategies and Best Practices no-cost training on May 1 and 2, 2018. This is a 16-hour course that will be held at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and it will provide participants with an overview of proven strategies for resolving previously unsolved homicide cases (“cold cases”) under best practice investigative process and strategies for cold cases incorporating evidence testing & DNA forensic technology. 

To Register Contact

Colorado Bureau of Investigation
1st Floor Conference Room
690 Kipling Street
Denver, CO 80215


Intelligence for State and Local Executives Seminar (ISE) June 27-28, 2018

Posted: April 26, 2018

CIAC Partners,

This summer, the CIAC and DHS are hosting a DHS-developed seminar for senior leaders involved in intelligence, law enforcement, public safety, homeland security, or information sharing functions. The course is 2-days long and is called “Intelligence for State and Local Executives Seminar (ISE)” and will be hosted at the Colorado State Patrol Academy in Golden, Colorado on the 27th & 28th of June 2018.

Description: The ISE provides executives with the knowledge and skills to effectively leverage intelligence to support decision making on homeland security issues. The goals of this seminar are to enhance leaders’ understanding of the intelligence capabilities available to support decision making; and to enhance the role of State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Private Sector partners in the national intelligence enterprise.
Target Student: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) leaders responsible for law enforcement, public safety, and homeland security
Evaluation: Students demonstrate knowledge and proficiency through active class participation. Students must attend all training days to receive a graduation certificate.

Course Length: Training Days: 2 / Total Training Hours: 16
To register, fill out this form and email the DHS Intelligence Training Academy registrar directly:


Multi‐Agency Partnership Addresses Rise in Heroin Use and Deaths 

Posted: April 26, 2018

DENVER – As heroin use and overdose deaths continue to climb in Colorado, a federal, state, and local multi-agency partnership (Heroin Response Work Group) will initiate the “Heroin Impact Project”. Tom Gorman, Director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA), equates the rising heroin and fentanyl epidemic to a deadly viral pandemic. Gorman says, "if we had a deadly virus killing our citizens, we would get those affected
immediate help and then try to eradicate the source of the virus.”  This is the concept behind the Heroin Impact Project. 

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock, chairman of RMHIDTA, explains that there are two components of the project:  Operation Poison Pusher and Operation Helping Hand.  He goes on to explain that, “In Operation Poison Pusher law enforcement and prosecution will aggressively target dealers who sell their poison that is destroying lives and killing our citizens. These merchants of death who line their pockets with blood money disregard the destruction to 
individuals and their families.”  This media event is a warning to those poison pushers to get out of the business or suffer the consequences. 

Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman who is the Chair of the Colorado Substance Trend and Response Task Force said:  “We will continue our pursuit of criminals who bring this dangerous product into our state and sell it to our loved ones and fellow community members.  At the same time, we must make sure that there are systems and services in place to support the many Coloradans who need treatment for substance use disorders and support in recovery.  The effects of the opioid crisis are far reaching with repercussions in many areas of our society, so we must tackle this problem from every angle and with coordinated efforts.” 

U. S. Attorney Bob Troyer, representing federal law enforcement, wants it to be known that the federal government is lending their resources to help address this terrible problem.  “We will use our powerful tools – long mandatory sentences, penitentiaries out of state, no parole, no early release –to remove poison suppliers from Colorado and deter others from replacing them,” said U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer. 

“Operation Helping Hand” provides law enforcement officers the resources to help guide users and their families to get help.  The Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, has trained the 24‐Hour Colorado Crisis Services Hotline staff to better serve Coloradans related to opioid use.  Since law enforcement is 24/7, they can be a resource for treatment through “Operation Helping Hand” to provide assistance to users and their families.  Additionally, the Department of Human Services was able to help facilitate two new initiatives providing law enforcement with additional tools to de‐escalate situations involving mental health or substance use disorder, get people the services they need, and reduce the cycle of recidivism. The Office of Behavioral Health Director, Robert Werthwein, says: “We are eager to partner with law enforcement to provide an additional resource to combat opioid abuse in their communities.  The Colorado Crisis Services Hotline team is trained to help anyone, including law enforcement officers, who needs to connect with a trained provider and access substance abuse services.”

“As the father of a victim of this epidemic, I applaud the work being done in Colorado with law enforcement and treatment working as partners,” stated retired Admiral James Winnefeld.  “It’s not always easy to bring together different cultures and approaches but it’s terribly important.  As co‐founders of S.A.F.E. Project US, Mary and I wholeheartedly support the interdependent approach to rallying public health, treatment, recovery, prevention, and law enforcement to address this threat.  This is how we will save lives.” 

Operations Manager Gina Olberding of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, of which the Heroin Response Work Group is a part, is excited about the ongoing statewide collaboration.  She also wants to recognize the work group’s valuable partner, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, for an update to the Heroin Assessment Report that clearly demonstrates the extent of the problem to the public.  This report will be available on their website and at, click on reports. Some information contained in the report includes: 

  • Heroin‐related deaths among Colorado residents have doubled in four years from 79 in 2011 to 228 in 2016.
  • Age‐adjusted heroin‐related hospitalization rate increased 41% from 2011 to 2016.
  • Age‐adjusted rate of heroin‐related emergency department visits tripled from 2011 to 2016.
  • The documented use of naloxone by emergency medical services in Colorado to treat suspected heroin overdoses has increased 248% from 2011 to 2016.
  • Cases of opiate withdrawal syndrome in Colorado newborns has increased 120% while the state birth rate has remained relatively stable.
  • The number of people in treatment for opioid use disorder has increased 189% from 2,748 in 2011 to 7,949 admissions in 2016. 

Click here to view original press release. 


IACP Hotel Information

Posted: April 26, 2018

Colorado Association of Chief’s of Police: here is the information for the Colorado block of rooms at IACP Conference in Orlando, FL October 6-9, 2018.  Please follow this link to reserve your room.  You will need to give a credit card number but it is easy to cancel, so please make  your reservations now for the SpringHill Suites which are $159 a night.  Let me know if we need to add rooms to the block, or if you have question.

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