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Aurora Police Department Names Vanessa Wilson as Chief of Police

Posted: Aug. 5, 2020

Vanessa Wilson has been named the new Chief of Police in Aurora. The announcement came Tuesday, August 4th.

In a statement released by Aurora, City Manager Jim Twombly stated, “I believe Vanessa is the right person with the right skills to lead the Aurora Police Department at this time. As a city and as a nation we are facing unprecedented calls for police reform and improvement. As Interim Chief she has already taken steps to begin to restore trust between the department and the community. With more than 23 years of varied roles in the Aurora Police Department, Wilson has extensive experience in not only law enforcement, but importantly, relating to and serving a complex and diverse community. We heard from members of the community that she has the qualities that Aurora needs today and in the future.”

Read more of the article released here.


New Job Postings Available On Website

Posted: July 20, 2020

The City of Canon City is looking for a Police Chief. Click here for more information.

The Town of South Fork is looking for a Police Chief. Click here for more information

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an Emergency Management Director. Click here for more information.

The Town of Kremmling is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

The Town of Kremmling is looking for a Police Officer. Click here for more information.

The Town of Kremmling is looking for a Police Tech. Click here for more information.

The City of Monte Vista is looking for a Police Officer. Click here for more information.

The City of Sheridan is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

These openings have also been posted on the CACP website

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

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Town of South Fork is Looking for a Police Chief

Posted: July 16, 2020

The Town of South Fork, located in beautiful South Central Colorado at the base of the San Juan Mountains and Wolf Creek Ski area is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Chief of Police.

South Fork has a population of 500 and is the basecamp for up to 5,000 tourists per week during the summer. The Chief of Police provides oversight of all activities of the Police Department including, but not limited to administration, communication, investigation, patrol, and supervision. The Police Chief also actively participates in routine daily patrol shifts and provides 24 hour on call police coverage for the Town. Qualifications: Colorado POST Certification is required and minimum of five (5) years of supervisory level law enforcement experience for a similar or larger organization, with command level experience preferred. High School graduate or equivalent required and Bachelor degree is preferred. Candidate should be able to demonstrate knowledge of police department operations, personnel management, knowledge of best practices in municipal police services, and local government administration. Applicants must be willing to undergo; an Oral Board, Psychological Evaluation, Background Investigation, Drug Testing, and Physical. Salary range is $48,000 to $56,000 DOQ. The Town of South Fork offers an attractive benefits package and assigned police vehicle.

The application and position information is available here. Questions should be directed via email to [email protected] Position is open until filled, first review of applications is to begin on August 1, 2020. The Town of South Fork is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The CELL Hosting Exclusive Online Event Addressing Bias for CACP Members

Posted: July 13, 2020

The CELL is pleased to extend complimentary tickets to members of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police to their exclusive online event on July 28 featuring bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Details are for the event can be found here.

Ibram X. Kendi - is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. A New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, Kendi is the recipient of the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize and the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction. How to Be an Antiracist has been hailed by the New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”


Newest edition of the Bulletin of Applied Criminal Justice Available

Posted: June 24, 2020

The newest edition of the Bulletin of Applied Criminal Justice is now available!

Please review at www.BACJ.US. As always, this is a FREE publication so please forward to you colleagues.

If you would like your department to be added to our email list, please forward your email address to [email protected].

Respectfully submitted,
Dennis W. Bulen
Chief of Police, Retired
Editor in Chief
Bulletin of Applied Criminal Justice

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