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


Deputy Chief Joel ‘BB’ Burk
Mountain Village Police Department
Email: bburk@mtnvillage.org

1st Vice President

DA Investigator Joshua Carrell
7th Judicial District Attorney’s Office
Phone: 970-874-2085
Email: joshua.carrell@co7da.org

2nd Vice President

Open Board Position

Executive Secretary

AIC Rachelle Redmond
Marijuana Enforcement Division
Phone: 970-248-7127
Email: rachelle.redmond@state.co.us


Investigator Lisa Maestas
Colorado Department of Revenue
Phone: 970-248-7133
Email: lisa.maestas@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


Bailey Carrell