Friday, August 8, 2008

Former Arvada Police Chief Named New CBI Head

Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Public Safety Executive Director Peter Weir announced Friday that former Arvada police chief Ronald C. Sloan would be the new director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

“Ron Sloan’s reputation as a leader in law enforcement is outstanding,” Ritter said. “His experience as a police chief, his community involvement and his commitment to victims all combine to make him an ideal person to head up the CBI.”

Sloan, 58, retired as police chief for the city of Arvada in 2007. He has 34 years of experience in law enforcement, having begun his career with the Aurora Police Department in 1974. Sloan also has served on the Police Officer Standards and Training Board, an official panel that determines the training needed for candidates to become certified peace officers. He has been active with the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and worked closely with legislators. Sloan earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Northern Colorado.

The top three finalists, including Sloan, were CBI Deputy Director Karl Wilmes and former Littleton Police Chief Gary Maas.

CBI provides investigative and forensic assistance to local law enforcement agencies. CBI offices are located in Denver, Pueblo and Grand Junction.

Sloan assumes the job of CBI director on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. His annual salary will be $135,000.

Sloan replaces Robert Cantwell, who served as CBI director from 1999 until his retirement on June 30, 2008.