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Posted on: May 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Steamboat Springs Police Welcome Newest Officers

SSP Academy Graduation 2018

Steamboat Springs Police welcome its newest officers, Lisa Wilson and Rebecca Buttermore, to the department. Officers Wilson and Buttermore graduated from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs on May 3, 2018.

Shortly after graduation, Routt County Judge James H. Garrecht administered the oath to officers Wilson and Buttermore at the Routt County Combined Court on Friday morning, May 4, 2018.  


“We are very excited to welcome these two officers to the team,” said Police Chief Cory Christensen. “We look forward to the community getting to know them as well.”

The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy program provides a comprehensive educational framework for entry into law enforcement. This Colorado POST accredited academy has trained officers for more than 30 years.  

Each candidate must complete an intensive 16-week program that spans criminal justice, patrol procedures, traffic control, investigative techniques, arrest techniques, law enforcement driving, firearms, communications, basic law, report procedures and first aid/CPR.

Lisa Wilson has lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the past four years serving as a Detentions Officer with the Routt County Sherriff. Prior to coming to the Yampa Valley, she worked for the Laramie County Sherriff Department in Cheyenne, Wyoming as Detentions Officer for more than two years. With a commitment to youth services, Wilson helped kids as a youth care worker for the Southern Wyoming Juvenile Center in Cheyenne and as supervisor with the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Detroit.  She holds degrees from Schoolcraft College and Eastern Michigan University in Physical Sciences and Physical Education.

A Colorado native, Rebecca Buttermore relocated to Steamboat Springs from Fort Collins.  Prior to joining the Steamboat Springs Police, Buttermore served with the Colorado State Patrol for four years as a Port of Entry Officer, specializing in commercial motor vehicles. While attending university, she worked with children as a substitute preschool and Head Start teacher in Maricopia County, Arizona. Buttermore is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in art history.

Officers Wilson and Buttermore follow in the footsteps of several Steamboat Springs Police officers, who attended the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy to begin their public service career.


Cory Christensen, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Annette Dopplick, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email

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