Commander Kim Stewart to be
Appointed Erie Chief of Police
Town Administrator A.J. Krieger announced today that Erie Police Commander Kim Stewart will be appointed to serve as the Town’s next Chief of Police effective September 16, 2016.
“We are in the fortunate position to be able to draw from our experienced senior leadership team to fill this role,” Krieger said. “The future of the Erie Police Department is in competent, capable and steady hands. Kim is exceptionally qualified to lead our Department,” he said.
Stewart has been serving as Acting Police Chief since August 12th due to the retirement of Marco Vasquez. As Chief, Stewart oversees 25 sworn officers serving in Administration, Patrol and Investigations and 3 civilian employees serving in Records and Restorative Justice.
“I can’t think of a greater privilege than to serve the Erie community in this new capacity and there truly is no greater honor than the opportunity to lead the men and women of the Erie Police Department,” Stewart said.
BACKGROUND: Kim Stewart has over 25 years of law enforcement experience and has served as Operations Commander for the Erie Police Department since August of 2013.
Stewart began her career in 1990 with the City of Boulder, Colorado Police Department where she served in various positions including Patrol Commander, Training Commander and immediately prior to coming to Erie as Detective Commander responsible for supervising their 37 member team.
Stewart obtained her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Northeastern State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Stewart served in the United States Army as a Signal Corps Captain and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
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