Aaron: Sergeant Haddox with the Erie Police Department
David: Officer David Petek with the Erie Police Department
Kevin: Officer Kevin Rogan with the Erie Police Department
Greg: Corporal Greg Turner with the Erie Police Department
How long have you been a Police Officer? How long with the Erie Police Department?
Aaron: I’ve been working as a Police Officer for 12.5 years, with my entire career being here with the Erie Police Department.
David: I too have been in law enforcement for a long time, 13 years. I have been with the Erie Police Department almost a year.
Kevin: I started my career here as an officer almost 2 years ago.
Greg: I have spent my whole career here. I started shortly after Aaron; I have been with the Erie Police Department 12 years.
Why did you want to be in law enforcement?
Aaron: I grew up in a law enforcement family. My father, grandfather and a few uncles were all police officers. I wanted to be a part of a family tradition and have a career that provides diversity and a chance to make an impact on people.
David: I started my career in the military. I knew I wanted to continue to help people and always enjoyed the team work and comradery that came with the military. For me, the transition to becoming a police officer was very smooth.
Kevin: I had grandfathers who were in law enforcement and always looked up to them. I also wanted a career in which every day was going to be different.
Greg: Prior to this, I was in the banking industry. I took a citizen’s academy class because I had an interest in law enforcement. After that class I knew this was where I was supposed to be. I am a very analytical thinker and problem solver, so this has been a great career choice for me.
Tell us about an average day for you at work
Aaron: My primary goal during each shift is to make sure my team has everything they need to be effective and to ensure we are providing the best possible service to the community. I also spend time during my shift performing administrative duties and actively patrolling the Town.
David: During this shift, I work to keep an eye on the residents as they sleep. Because traffic is less during the night, I spend a lot of time patrolling the neighborhoods making sure everything and everyone is safe.
Kevin: I spend a majority of my shift actively patrolling the Town and enforcing traffic safety.
Greg: As others before me have said, there is no “average” day, we can never plan how our shift will go. I spend time during my shift work on administrative duties, like reviewing reports. We get various types of calls during the night and when it’s quiet we are always trying to stay proactive.
When you aren’t working, what do you do for fun?
Aaron: I like to stay active. Always working around the house, fixing things and tinkering with stuff. I also work on welding projects.
David: I enjoy camping and fishing in the summer and like to work on my Bronco in my spare time at home.
Kevin: In the winter you can find me snowboarding in my spare time and in the summer I’m usually at the golf course.
Greg: When not at work, I’m usually spending time with my family. We enjoying being outside and like to camp in the summertime.
What neighborhood are you assigned to?
Aaron: 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. The officers and corporals are all assigned to neighborhoods. They all make sure to help patrol those neighborhoods, assist residents with concerns, and participate in designed community events and meetings.
David: I am assigned to Erie Highlands and Grandview.
Kevin: I am assigned to Compass and Vista Pointe.
Greg: I am assigned to Candlelight Ridge and Candlelight Estates.
What do you love about working in Erie?
Aaron: I enjoy working for a community who overwhelmingly supports our department and working for a department that invests in its officers by providing opportunities, training and equipment.
David: The night shift crew is a great group, I really enjoy the teamwork we have together.
Kevin: I am grateful I have been able to start my career here, getting guidance from a great group of people. I also appreciate all of the support we get from the community, we are very lucky.
Greg: I am so grateful to work in such a wonderful community and really enjoy all of the people I work with.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800