About Us


In 1958, a group of law enforcement officers met and formed the Western Colorado Peace Officer Association.  Since that time, WCPOA has provided training to thousands of officers and support staff.  WCPOA conferences provide training along with networking opportunities.

Membership is open to full-time peace officers, special agents of railroad companies, district attorneys, dispatchers, federal agents, fire department investigators, and support staff of the above listed agencies.  We welcome membership from all over Colorado, and conference attendance and membership is also open to law enforcement personnel from surrounding states.

Our Executive Board:

Agent In Charge Collin Reese

Agent In Charge Collin Reese


Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Phone:  970-248-7470

Email: collin.reese@state.co.us

Investigator Lisa Maestas

Investigator Lisa Maestas


Colorado Department of Revenue

Phone:  970-248-7133

Email: lisa.maestas@state.co.us

Under Sheriff Vern Knuckles

Under Sheriff Vern Knuckles

1st Vice President

Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office

Phone:  970-564-4990

Email: vknuckles@so.montezuma.co.us

Investigator Tyler Tobias

Investigator Tyler Tobias

Executive Secretary

Colorado State Patrol – Investigative Services

Phone:  970-858-2296

Email: tyler.tobias@state.co.us

Committee Chairs:


Agent Karen Springer, DOR-Tax

Law Enforcement Memorial

Major Barry Bratt, CSP

Sgt. Lonnie Chavez, GJPD

Ofc. Evan Curtis, GJPD


Inv. Tyler Tobias, CSP


Steve Nowlin

Agent Lynn Hood, Retired  DOR-Tax


Inv. Brian Turner, DOR-Liquor

Web Master/History

Bailey Carrell