Johnstown to host meeting with police chief finalists – Greeley Tribune

The search for a police chief in Johnstown continues to narrow as the police department has selected five finalists for the position.

Johnstown Police Department Acting Chief Ryan Oglesby and University of Northern Colorado Police Department Chief Aaron Carmichael are two of the finalists, according to a release from the city of Johnstown. Fort Morgan Police Chief Loren Sharp, Colorado Springs Police Training Division Coordinator Jeffrey Strossner and Jason Freedman, Midtown District Captain for the Madison Police Department in Wisconsin, round out the finalists.

The city will host a community meeting with the finalists from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Johnstown YMCA.

Oglesby joined the Johnstown Police Department 22 years ago and has since served as a patrol officer and school resource officer, as well as in various leadership roles such as sergeant, lieutenant and commander before taking over as interim leader.

He spearheaded Johnstown’s community camera program – which allows residents to register their security systems with the department so police have a database of video cameras near where a crime may have occurred. be committed – as well as the Mallard Ridge Neighborhood Watch program.

He also oversaw an officer training program with the Weld County Regional SWAT Team, according to the release.

Just over a month ago, Oglesby graduated from Northwestern University’s Police Command and Staff School in Evanston, Illinois. He also earned an associate’s degree from Aims Community College, according to the release.

Carmichael took over as head of the UNC Police Department in April 2022 after 18 years with the Greeley Police Department. He served in various positions within the Greeley Police Department, before being promoted to Commander in 2018.

Since taking over as head of the UNC Police Department, he has implemented a body camera program, as well as professional training programs for officers, according to the release. He is also responsible for managing the department’s $2.2 million budget.

Carmichael holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colorado State University. He is also a graduate of Northwestern’s School of Police Staff and Command.

Sharp served with the Fort Morgan Police Department for 30 years, becoming chief in December 2020. Before that, he “held nearly every position” within the department, according to the city of Fort Morgan.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration from Colorado State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Strossner has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department for 27 years. He held the positions of lieutenant, sergeant and detective, as well as commanding several divisions of the department.

He earned a master’s degree in law enforcement and public safety leadership and a bachelor’s degree in security management from the University of San Diego.

Freedman has been with the Madison Police Department for 27 years. As captain of the Midtown District, Freedman’s jurisdiction includes parts of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including Camp Randall Stadium.

He earned a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in history, international relations and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, according to the release. He also attended the FBI National Academy, graduating in the same class as Sharp.