Our History

In 1958, a group of law-enforcement offers met and formed the Western Colorado Peace Officer Association.  Since that time, WCPOA has provided training to thousands of officers and support staff at their semi-annual conferences.  The Spring Conference is held in Grand Junction, and the Fall Conference is rotated throughout Western Colorado.  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 as well as surrounding states.

 

WCPOA Past Presidents

Current Collin Reese, Agent In Charge Colorado Bureau of Investigation
2017-2018 Rachelle Redmond, Lieutenant Mountain Village PD
2016-2017 Rachelle Redmond, Lieutenant Mountain Village PD
2015-2016 Susan Skyberg, Investigations Supervisor Mesa County DHS – Fraud Inv & Recovery Unit
2014-2015 Cody Kennedy, Officer Grand Junction PD
2013-2014 Shawn Bornschein, Officer Montrose PD
2012-2013 Stan Ancell, Sergeant Grand Junction PD
2011-2012 Rich Ptak, Special Agent IRS
2010-2011 Brian Dyet, Investigator Dept of Revenue – Liquor
2009-2010 Barry Bratt, Major Colorado State Patrol
2008-2009 Henry Stoffel, Sergeant Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Bureau of Investigation
2007-2008 Kirby lewis, Agent Colorado Bureau of Investigation
2006-2007 Tyler Tobias, Investigator Colorado State Patrol
2005-2006 Fred McKee, Sheriff Delta County Sheriff’s Office
2004-2005 Brian Turner, Investigator Dept of Revenue – Liquor
2003-2004 Mark Angelo, Chief Fruita PD
2002-2003 Chris Franz Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
2001-2002 Lora Thomas, Major Colorado State Patrol
2000-2001 E. Lynn Hood, Agent Dept of Revenue – Tax
1999-2000 Buddy Grinstead, Sheriff Moffat County Sheriff’s Office
1998-1999 Ricke Clausen, Sheriff Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
1997-1998 Mark Trostel Colorado State Patrol
1996-1997 Fred Bitterman, Captain Colorado State Patrol
1995-1996 Darold Sloan, Chief Grand Junction PD
1994-1995 Time Garner
1993-1994 Daryl Meisner, Chief Rifle PD
1992-1993 Charles Sellers Montrose PD
1991-1992 Oscar King
1990-1991 Leo Konkel, Agent Colorado Bureau of Investigation
1989-1990 Ron Hilkey, Sheriff Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office
1988-1989 Roger Jensen Steamboat Springs PD
1987-1988 L.R. Dick Williams, Sheriff Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
1986-1987 Greg Long Attorney
1985-1986 Robert Evers, Chief Grand Junction PD
1984-1985 Glen Sherman Craig PD
1983-1984 Larry Allec Rifle PD
1982-1983 Fred Becker Grand Junction PD
1981-1982 Tom Gilmore, Sheriff Montrose County Sheriff’s Office
1980-1981 Jim Miller Game & Fish
1979-1980 Nelson Jennett, Agent Colorado Bureau of Investigation
1978-1979 Robert Halbert, Chief Glenwood Springs PD
1977-1978 Maurice Becker, Captain Colorado State Patrol
1976-1977 Bob Kracht, Sheriff Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office
1975-1976 Gerald Hoey, Chief Montrose PD
1974-1975 Patricia Willett, Judge
1973-1974 Paul Ellis National Monument
1972-1973 James Seabry, Sheriff Eagle County Sheriff’s Office
1971-1972 Gerald Welch Colorado Dept of Revenue
1970-1971 Milton Fishencord, Lieutenant Colorado State Patrol – Craig
1969-1970 Harold Moss, Judge Mesa County Courts
1968-1969 John Doyle, Sheriff Delta County Sheriff’s Office
1967-1968 Vernon Birdsill, Marshal Grandby
1966-1967 Robert Daniels Grand Junction PD
1965-1966 C.L. Bob Gadd, Sheriff Moffat County Sheriff’s Office
1964-1965 Bob Fulton, Chief Glenwood Springs PD
1963-1964 C. Wayne Keith, Captain Colorado State Patrol
1962-1963 William Wallace, Under-Sheriff Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
1961-1962 Ed VanderTook Grand Junction PD
1960-1961 Russell Harp, Sheriff Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office
1959-1960 Ralph Baker Game & Fish
1958-1959 Chief Karl Johson, Founding President Grand Junction PD

 

WCPOA Lifetime Members

Lifetime membership is awarded to charter members, and to any person who has paid annual dues as a member of this organization for twenty (20) years, not necessarily consecutive.  Lifetime members need not pay dues but will be entitled to the same rights and benefits they enjoyed as either an active or associate member.

Due to transfer of records over the years, our list of Lifetime Members is not complete.  If you are a Lifetime Member or know of someone who is, but is not included on the list, please contact us with that information.

Connie Hatch, Investigator Dept of Revenue – Auto Ind
Harry Long Grand Junction PD
Tammy Long Colorado State Patrol
Roy Taylor, Agent Colorado Bureau of Investigation
E. Lynn Hood, Agent Department of Revenue – Tax
Nelson Jennett, Agent Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Robert Habliston Colorado State Patrol & Mesa County Sheriff’s Office
Glen Sherman, Chief Craig PD
Minnie Schmitz Colorado State Patrol
Victor Steele, Sheriff Garfield County Sheriff’s Office
Ralph Baker Game & Fish
Karl Johnson, Chief Grand Junction PD