Kevin: Sergeant Kevin Jamison
Rob: Sergeant Rob Vesco
How long have you been a Police Officer? How long with the Erie Police Department?
Kevin: 18 total years as a Police Officer, with 17 of them at the Erie Police Department.
Rob: 14 total years as a Police Officer, and similar to Kevin all but 1 year has been with the Erie Police Department.
Why did you want to be in law enforcement?
Kevin: As a kid, in elementary school I always remembered I wanted to be a cop. I always looked up to any officers I met. I also remember when playing as a kid, I always had to be the cop. As I got older, I knew it was a passion of mine, which led me to pursue going to the Police Academy.
Rob: When I was a kid growing up in Thornton, I remember there were Police Officers in my neighborhood handing out Rockies baseball cards. It was such a positive experience and one that has stuck with me since. I knew from then on I wanted to be a police officer.
Tell us about an average day for you at work
Kevin: Like most of my coworkers, no day is “average” for us. But, my duties as a Sergeant include overseeing the detectives in Investigations and the School Resource Officer. I review all of the reports and assist with any investigations. As needed, I will fill in as a Patrol Supervisor. I also am on the Critical Incident Response Team in Weld County.
Rob: I try to spend most of my day out and about interacting with the public. I conduct business checks, will go out on bike patrol, and respond to service calls. I also take time to approve reports while in the office.
When you aren’t working, what do you do for fun?
Kevin: I enjoy being outside. Whether it is fishing, 4-Wheeling, barbecuing or working on something, most of my spare time is spent outdoors.
Rob: When I’m not working, you can usually find me spending time with my family and friends. I am an avid hunter and love spending time outdoors. I enjoy brewing beer at home to enjoy with my neighbors and have also gotten into gardening.
What neighborhood are you assigned to?
Kevin: As a Sergeant, we are not assigned to any specific neighborhood, but we are here to assist any officers with their neighborhood and any questions which may arise.
Rob: I too am not assigned any specific neighborhood as a Sergeant. I am available to help patrol all areas of Town, assist residents with concerns, and participate in designated community events and meetings.
What do you love about working in Erie?
Kevin: I really do love working for Erie and the Erie Police Department. I enjoy working with all of the Town employees and engaging with the citizens. It has been fun to watch the Town grow, and I am a big supporter of the direction the Town is going.
Rob: The citizens! Everyone we meet is so approachable, always shaking our hands and always eager to help us when needed. I also love working for this growing department, I see so much potential and room for professional growth here.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800