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Steamboat Springs Interim City Manager Gary Suiter announced today his selection of Cory Christensen as the City’s new Chief of Police. Mr. Christensen comes from Fort Collins, where he currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Fort Collins.
Mr. Christensen has 26+ years of law enforcement experience, and in addition to his current position has served as a Patrol Deputy, Internal Affairs Sergeant, Sergeant of Major Crimes Unit, K9 Unit Commander, SWAT Commander, Watch Commander, Investigations Lieutenant, and Deputy Chief for Information Services. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science from Colorado State University System in Leadership and Organizational Studies, and is a graduate from the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA.
“It is a privilege to join the professional men and women of the Steamboat Springs Police Department in serving the community. I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the City of Steamboat Springs as your next Chief of Police,” said Mr. Christensen.
Mr. Christensen was selected over a lengthy interview process out of 94 applicants, and five finalists. “My thanks go out to all of the community members who participated in the process, including the Community Interview Panel, the Steamboat Springs Police Department employees, and the city staff, all of whom provided invaluable input. Also, a big thank you goes out to Chief Delong who has done an excellent job as interim Chief,” said Suiter.
His first day on the job is scheduled for Monday, November 16th.