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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.


Department of the Interior Law Enforcement Task Force Public Listening Sessions

The law enforcement programs of the Department of the Interior (DOI) are reaching out to stakeholders to invite their participation in online public listening sessions designed to gather input to inform recommendations on DOI law enforcement. There are 12 online public listening sessions happening in June and July for interested parties.

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Dates include: 

1. Monday, June 13, 2022 / 6pm – 8pm EDT

2. Wednesday, June 15, 2022 / 9pm – 11pm EDT

3. Tuesday, June 21, 2022 / 3pm – 5pm EDT

4. Thursday, June 23, 2022 / 12pm – 2pm EDT

5. Saturday, June 25, 2022 / 2pm – 4pm EDT

6. Monday, June 27, 2022 / 8pm – 10pm EDT

7. Tuesday, June 28, 2022 / 5pm – 7pm EDT

8. Thursday, June 30, 2022 / 7pm – 9pm EDT

9. Wednesday, July 6, 2022 / 12pm – 2pm EDT

10. Wednesday, July 13, 2022 / 10pm – 12am EDT

11. Thursday, July 14, 2022 / 7pm – 9pm EDT

12. Saturday, July 16, 2022 / 2pm – 4pm EDT


2022 CACP Annual Conference Speaker in the Spotlight: Phil Weiser

On Wednesday morning, July 13, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser will share his perspective on Employment Contracts/Hiring-Retention-Training of Police Officers/Fentanyl Response/The Future. You don’t want to miss it.

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to reforming our criminal justice system to protecting our land, air, and water.

Attorney General Weiser has dedicated his life to the law, justice, and public service. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council.

Weiser served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation in the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. He served on President Obama’s Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission and previously served in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, advising on telecommunications matters.

Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado.

The son and grandson of Holocaust survivors, Weiser is deeply committed to the American Dream and ensuring opportunity for all Coloradans. Weiser lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.


Free Line of Duty Death Training & Table-Top

Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Horan & McConaty Funeral Services and Code-4 Counseling will be sponsoring a free Line of Duty Death Training & Table-Top on Friday, July 22, 2022. Click here for additional information. Space is limited. Any questions or concerns, please contact Nick Metz at [email protected], or at 206-499-7077.

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2022 CACP Annual Conference Schedule Available NOW!

The 2022 CACP Annual Conference schedule is available NOW! View sensational session topics, get to know our conference speakers and get excited for July 12-13! Don't miss your chance to register for this great professional learning and networking opportunity.

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