Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022, 4:19pm
Here's an update on the current status of the Nederland Police Department. Our goal is to do regular updates as things change and keep the community involved as we continue to move forward in the hiring process.
Q: What is the status of rebuilding the police department?
- The Town has identified a Town Marshal candidate, Daniel Gledhill, who will be coming to Nederland for interviews and a community meet-and-greet November 30th & December 1st.
- Schedule of events:
- Wednesday, November 30th @ 2pm: Interview with Town Department Heads
- Wednesday, November 30th @ 4pm: Interview with Law Enforcement/Emergency Services Personnel (BCSO, NFPD, Co-Responders, DA’s Office, CO Association of Chiefs of Police)
- Thursday, December 1st @ 4pm: Community Meet & Greet – Nederland Community Center
- Thursday, December 1st @ 7pm: Board of Trustees Interview – Nederland Community Center & WebEx
- Daniel Gledhill’s resume and cover letter can be accessed here: https://nederlandco.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/41963/
Q: What police coverage do we currently have?
- When available, BCSO is providing coverage through extra duty daytime officers. BCSO responds to all priority 1 calls even when a patrol officer is not assigned to Nederland. We continue to have BCSO coverage at night according to the Intergovernmental Agreement for Law Enforcement Services.
Q: What is being done to recruit officers?
- The Miranda Fisher, Town Administrator, and Chief David Hayes, President of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, have been interviewing candidates for Sergeant and Police Officer.
- As of November 22, 2022, two Sergeant candidates and one Police Officer candidate have been moved on to background checks.
Q: What does a background check for law enforcement applicants consistent of?
- It is a very time and labor-intensive process (2-3 weeks typically), requiring the collection of a variety of official documents, contacts with relatives, friends, employers and many others, and checks of almost every aspect of an applicant’s personal history.
Q: What other assessments do law enforcement applicants have to complete?
- Polygraph assessment, psychological evaluation, and physical.
Q: What is being done to increase funding for the Nederland Police Department?
- In November 2022, all three tax initiatives passed, which helps to increase the revenue for the General Fund. The General Fund includes the Police Department.
Q: Are there plans for a Boulder County Sheriff’s office takeover of the Nederland Police Department?
- Currently we are focused on rebuilding the local police department. There is an option for BCSO to take over policing in Nederland if we are unable to adequately staff and fund the local police department
Q: What is community-oriented policing?
- Community-oriented policing helps enhance the trust of the public in the police and other law enforcement agencies. Community-oriented policing not only strengthen the bond between police and the community but also enhances the public confidence and community cooperation and the effectiveness and efficiency of police and other law enforcement agencies to protect life, properties, and human rights
Q: How can community members help?
- Attend the Community Meet & Greet with Daniel Gledhill on Thursday, December 1st @ 4pm.
- Be supportive of the Ned PD and BCSO officers as we rebuild the local police department.
- Get the word out that we are hiring.
- Let the Board of Trustees know what you would like to see in a local police department.
We welcome your comments, questions, and concerns. These can be sent directly to the Town Administrator and/or the Board of Trustees.