Dan: Detective Dan Niemoth
Brendan: Brenden Beggan, Detective with the Erie Police Department
How long have you been a Police Officer? How long with the Erie Police Department?
Dan: I have been working as a Police Officer for 9 years, all of them being with the Erie Police Department. The last 2 ½ years I have been in my current role as a Detective.
Brendan: I started my law enforcement career with the Erie Police Department 12 ½ years ago. I have been in the Detective role for the last year, and prior to that I spent 2 years on the Boulder County Drug Task Force.
Why did you want to be in law enforcement?
Dan: I graduated with a business degree with a minor in criminal justice and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do. This led me to working odd jobs that I knew I wouldn’t have forever. I had a friend in law enforcement and went on a few ride-alongs with him. I knew that this was where I wanted to be and that I would enjoy this career. From that point on, I never looked back.
Brendan: I had been working for a company that went out of business and my wife knew I had a passion for law enforcement and suggested I go down this path. Once I started, I knew my end goal was to be in investigations.
Tell us about an average day for you at work
Dan & Brendan: Like all other Police Officers, our days vary greatly, with one major difference - we are not typically patrolling the streets. We are always working on open cases; investigating felonies and serious misdemeanors; doing extensive searches on various databases; writing reports and warrants; going to court hearings and trials; and working on the Boulder and Weld County Critical Incident Teams.
When you aren’t working, what do you do for fun?
Dan: I am usually spending time with family and friends. I am usually working on a “house project” – we’ve remodeled the kitchen and the bathrooms. During football season you’ll find me at all of the Bronco’s games – my family has been long-time season ticket holders.
Brendan: I enjoy spending time in our community, I have lived here for the past 17 years. I also stay busy with my three teenage daughters and their activities, and am currently training for a ½ Ironman this summer.
What neighborhood are you assigned to?
Dan & Brendan: Neither of us are assigned to a specific neighborhood with the Neighborhood Officers Program. But we are both available to assist officers should an issue arise.
What do you love about working in Erie?
Dan: I really appreciate how the community is supportive, respectful and cooperative with our Department. I also really enjoy the people that I work with, I feel like they are family to me.
Brendan: I love seeing how the community has grown and enjoy meeting new residents and introducing them to the Town and all of the Community Policing programs that the Erie Police Department is involved with.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800