Silverthorne Police chief resigns
Summit County, CO Colorado
SILVERTHORNE ” Silverthorne Police Chief Joe Russell announced his resignation Thursday as the Town’s chief of police, citing a desire to continue a graduate degree in clinical psychology as the main factor in his leaving.
In a press release, Russell said that it has been “an honor and pleasure serving as the chief of police for the Town of Silverthorne.”
“The Silverthorne community is a great place, and the people have been wonderful,” Russell said, adding that he is “very proud of the officers and employees of the department as they are truly great people and they serve the community with warmth, compassion, and professionalism.”
Russell was appointed chief in August 2005, after the passing of Chief Kent Donahue. Joe was a commander with Town of Vail after serving Vail for 23 years.
Among his list of accomplishments during his two-and-a-half years as chief, he was an active member of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police legislative affairs committee and a representative for the chain law bill. He put forth great effort and work on the Summit County Communications Joint Operation Board and demonstrated leadership with the implementation of the countywide records management system. He helped bring the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) training to the region and hosted this weeklong class in Silverthorne. He also was involved in developing the countywide Citizen’s Police Academy and showed leadership and development of the POST I-70 West training committee which brought training to Summit County and six other counties in the region.
Russell’s last day will be Jan. 4, 2008.
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