POST Board

Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

The POST Board is made up of lay members, professionals and experts within the law and law enforcement communities. The Board makes decisions on policy and advises POST staff on the day-to-day operation of the unit.

Please see C.R.S. 24-31-302 - Creation of board and C.R.S. 24-31-303 Duties - powers of the P.O.S.T. board for further information regarding the composition and duties of the POST Board, and Rule 2 for information regarding meetings.

The POST Board meets quarterly from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Fridays in March, June, September and December at the Carr Judicial Building, 1300 Broadway, Denver. There is typically an all-day work session held the Thursday before the Board meeting in September. In addition to regular meetings, there are occasionally subcommittees created in response to specific needs, such as determining grant allocations, or appeals by individuals regarding denial or revocation of certification.

Membership openings will be posted on this site, and will be emailed to agencies, academies, and other pertinent groups, depending on type of opening. You may apply for POST Board membership via the Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions. Applications are valid for two years.

POST Board Members & Staff

Revised 12/30/2022

Board Members

Board Members

Bios

Attorney General Phil Weiser
Chair

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council. Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court. He is the son and grandson of Holocaust survivors and lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.

Sheriff Anthony Spurlock
Vice Chair
Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 08/21/2018
Sheriff Spurlock is Douglas County’s 33rd Sheriff and has worked in law enforcement for 38 years. He served on multiple governor-appointed boards, including the POST Board. Sheriff Spurlock has cultivated a safe environment for families to live and a place for businesses to thrive and prosper. He proudly represents one of Colorado’s best law enforcement agencies to include community safety volunteers, and reserve deputies. Sheriff Spurlock resides in Douglas County with his wife Stacy. They have four adult children and are the proud grandparents to three grandchildren.

Donald Addy
Public Member

Appointment Date: 09/29/2021
Mr. Addy had a company that built shooting ranges for military facilities, along with law enforcement facilities all across the US. He has worked extensively with El Paso and Teller County law enforcement agencies on various projects. In addition to the POST Board, Mr. Addy serves as the Chairman of the Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers. Some of his hobbies include golf, skeet shooting, and volunteer work for the Colorado Springs Police Department, and military members and their families.

Senior Investigator Tonya Barnes
Eighteenth Judicial District

Appointment Date: 04/20/2018
Senior Investigator Barnes has worked in law enforcement for 40 years, 20 of which with her current position at the Eighteenth Judicial District, being assigned to Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties. After having the privilege of working for Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, and The University of Alaska Fairbanks Police Department she came to Boulder in 2000. In her spare time, Investigator Barnes enjoys traveling around the U.S and studying Genealogy.

Ashley Beck
Public Member

Appointment Date: 08/21/2018
Ms. Beck is a Colorado native. She graduated from the University of Portland (OR) with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Spanish. After completing an externship in the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C., Ms. Beck moved abroad and taught at a bilingual school in Spain for two years. She spent a month trekking over 520 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Upon her return to the U.S., Ms. Beck obtained her law degree (J.D.) from the University of Colorado Law School. She has worked as a Deputy District Attorney at the Denver District Attorney’s Office since 2013, having held positions in county court, drug court unit, juvenile unit, district court, family violence unit, and most recently, the intake unit. When not at work, Ms. Beck enjoys spending time outdoors running and hiking, training her dog Toby, travelling, and volunteering as a member of her neighborhood home improvement association.

Chief Gregory Daly
Avon Police Department

Appointment Date: 10/16/2020
Chief Daly was born and raised in Ireland, where he graduated from the University College Dublin with an Honors degree in Financial Services. Chief Daly decided to move to Colorado in 1994 and then attended the CLETA police academy. Shortly after, he worked for some time at the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2002 Chief Daly filled various roles as a Patrol Deputy, a Field Training Officer, a SWAT Team Operator, a Fitness Coordinator, a Defensive Tactics Instructor and as a Patrol Sergeant. He joined Avon Police Department in 2008 as a Police Lieutenant and was subsequently promoted to the Chief of Police in 2016. Chief Daly is married and a proud father to a boy and a girl.

Chief George Dingfelder
Monte Vista Police Department

Appointment Date: 10/16/2020
Chief Dingfelder was raised on a ranch in southeastern Montana. After graduating high school, he immediately joined the U.S. Army and worked as a military police officer for more than six years. During his career, Chief Dingfelder was in Alabama, Georgia and Korea. He finished his service at Ft. Carson and in 1995 was hired by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). The same year, Chief Dingfelder completed the CSP Academy and was assigned to the city of Monte Vista as his first duty station, where he continues to serve as Chief of Police. Chief Dingfelder received his degrees from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2008 and the FBI National Academy in 2019. Besides making a difference in the community, Chief Dingfelder enjoys spending time with his wife Stephanie and their two children.

Laura Daniels
Public Member

Appointment Date: 09/29/2021
Ms. Daniels was a school teacher and continues to work in the school district as a cross-country coach. She is currently Chairwoman of the Gunnison County Planning Commission and the Development & Marketing Director at Crested Butte Nordic. Ms. Daniels passion for law enforcement and desire to serve on the POST Board comes with a personal insight since her husband has worked as a police officer in Crested Butte for the past 17 years. Like many Coloradans, Ms. Daniels enjoys skiing, biking, and exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of our state.

Officer Rachel Esters
Ouray Police Department

Appointment Date: 09/29/2021
Officer Esters spent 22 years with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a Lieutenant. While at the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, she developed new methods of interacting with high-risk populations in the detention facility, reducing violence and other non-compliant behaviors. Officer Esters is currently a Project Administrator for the Colorado Trust, a health equity organization. POST is honored to welcome her as the first transgender woman of color to be appointed to the Board.

Sharletta C. Evans
Public Member

Appointment Date: 9/29/2021
Ms. Evans is a survivor family member, who lost her three-year-old son, Casson Xavier Evans, to a drive-by shooting as a result of gang violence 25 years ago. Ms. Evans has been a Colorado resident for 42 years. She has dedicated her life's passion to restorative justice facilitation, juvenile advocacy, lobbying, and legislative work to the cause of juvenile justice and survivor family members. Ms. Evans focuses on the Black and brown communities and is a firm believer in safety, equality and fair sentencing. She is currently enrolled at the Community College of Aurora with a major in Psychology, furthering her knowledge to best serve those with the greater need.

Chief Terrence Gordon
Thornton Police Department

Appointment Date: 09/29/2021
Chief Gordon joined the Thornton Police Department in December 2020, after retiring as Assistant Chief after 25 years of service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his career, he has worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, investigations, administration, and as Training Director for the Milwaukee Police Academy and Regional Training Center. Chief Gordon continues to train leaders at all levels across the U.S. and internationally, and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the police profession in the State of Colorado.

Chief Maris Herold
Boulder Police Department

Appointment Date: 07/01/2022
Chief Maris Herold began her professional career as a social worker, serving as a sexual assault investigator and a juvenile psychiatric intake worker, before joining the Cincinnati Police Department in 1993. Throughout her tenure at CPD, Chief Herold developed and implemented several notable initiatives, including mental health response teams, numerous place-based crime reduction efforts, and ethical and constitutional responses to address community needs associated with homelessness and substance abuse issues. 
She has served as police chief in Boulder, Colorado since April 2020, leading her community and agency through the 2021 King Soopers mass shooting. She is committed to ensuring that the Boulder Police Department is recognized across the country as a model police agency, dedicated to evidence-based innovation and reform. Chief Herold loves animals and often brings her 15-year-old dog, Warden, to work with her. She also enjoys all the hiking trails that Colorado has to offer and being a health-minded Chief, encourages her staff to practice fitness and self-care as well.

Executive Director Stan Hilkey
Department of Public Safety

Appointment Date: 09/12/2014
Executive Director Hilkey is a Colorado native and has been POST-certified since 1986. He served 28 years in the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, where he was the elected Sheriff of Mesa County for 11 years. Executive Director Hilkey was appointed to the Colorado Department of Public Safety in 2014 and was reappointed in 2019. In addition to the POST Board and various work groups, Executive Director Hilkey serves as Chair of the Commission on Crime and Juvenile Justice, Chair of the Colorado Fire Commission, Chair of the Homeland Security Advisors Council, Board Member of Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. Under his leadership, the Colorado Department of Public Safety has played a critical, lifesaving role in the state's response to the pandemic, the largest wildfires, and historic civil unrest. On a personal level, Executive Director Hilkey enjoys fishing and exploring the great outdoors on his motorcycle.

Deputy Shannon Lofland
Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 12/16/2020
Deputy Lofland served with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) for 20 years. During that time, she filled many roles, with her most long-term assignment as a Training Coordinator in the Arapahoe County Training Unit. Deputy Lofland is the Lead Driving Instructor for ACSO and has had the opportunity to train law enforcement nationally. She has been a member of the POST Driving Subject Matter Expert Committee since 2014 and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Committee. Deputy Lofland was appointed to the POST Board in 2020 and, in addition, serves on different subcommittees, including the Commission for Improving First Responder Interactions with Persons with Disabilities and the Academy Application Review Subcommittee. On the personal side, Deputy Lofland is a business owner, proud Momma and wife. She enjoys the outdoors and raising chickens, turkeys, and goats on her 160-acre ranch on the Eastern Plains of Colorado.

Sheriff David Martin
Morgan County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 09/16/2021
Sheriff Martin has been in law enforcement for 36 years and has worked in many roles for Morgan County since 1986. He has taught firearms, patrol procedures, and criminal investigation at his local community college. In addition to his duties as County Sheriff; Sheriff Martin serves on the Board of Directors for the Centennial Mental Health Center and leads the Northeast Chiefs and Sheriffs meeting group, increasing cooperation and networking throughout the region.

Sheriff Anthony Mazzola
Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 08/21/2018
Sheriff Mazzola’s family moved from Denver to Steamboat Springs in 1969, where his father owned and operated an Italian restaurant. Later, the family moved again to open another Italian restaurant in Meeker. Sheriff Mazzola settled in the area and got married to his life partner, Cheryl, with whom they just celebrated a 40th wedding anniversary! Sheriff Mazzola has proudly served the public since 1985. First in the United States Army and then at the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, starting as a Jailer and working his way through the ranks. Sheriff Mazzola strongly believes in giving back to the community. In addition to the POST Board, he served as the President of the Board of Directors for the White River Electric Association and continues to be very active in the Meeker Lion's Club, as well as local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5843. Sheriff Mazzola’s true joy in life is his family. Their hobbies are scuba diving, camping, four-wheeling, and boating.

Sheriff Shawn Mobley
Otero County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 09/16/2021
Sheriff Shawn Mobley has been the Sheriff of Otero County since 2014. Prior to that he worked for the La Junta Police Department for 10 years. Sheriff Mobley started in law enforcement with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked in the jail and dispatch before moving to patrol. Sheriff Mobley is a lead firearms instructor, arrest control instructor and tactical medicine instructor. He has been doing extensive training with the agencies he works with and has taught a number of topics at the Otero College Law Enforcement Academy Program. Sheriff Mobley has worked assignments from patrol, jail, dispatch, investigations, internal affairs to SWAT and narcotics. He also manages the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and is a certified Wildland Firefighter. Sheriff Mobley is a U.S. Army Veteran and has earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Administration with a specialization in Emergency Management from Colorado State University. Currently he is a graduate student studying clinical mental health counseling and plans to complete his doctorate degree in clinical psychology. Sheriff Mobley is on his second term on the POST Board, and member of the Arrest Control Subject Matter Expert Committee along with other State Boards. Sheriff Mobley is a father and enjoys spending whatever free time he has with his family, enjoying and exploring the outdoors, music, playing guitar and reading. He loves Jeeps, brewing fine craft beer and learning from others. Sheriff Mobley has always enjoyed teaching and considers himself a lifelong student. 

Scott Levin
Public Member

Appointment Date: 09/29/2021
Mr. Levin has been the Director of the Mountain States Region of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 2010. He assumed that position after nearly three decades as a successful trial attorney. At ADL, he oversees bias motivated hate crimes training of law enforcement officers and prosecutors at the local, state, and federal level throughout the state of Colorado. Mr. Levin has been the chair and/or served on the board of several nonprofit organizations including Rose Community Foundation, JEWISHcolorado and Metropolitan State University Foundation. He regularly speaks to the media, community and civic groups, legislative committees, schools and religious communities about civil rights, civic engagement, hate crimes, equality, diversity, and education issues.

Sheriff Steven Nowlin
Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

Appointment Date: 10/16/2020
Sheriff Steve Nowlin began his 44-year career as a Colorado Peace Officer with the Cortez Police Department, where he served as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant and Detective, and the Montezuma County Sheriff's Department, where he served as Detective Lieutenant, and the Colorado State Patrol where he served as a State Trooper and Criminal Investigator/Master Trooper. During his career, Sheriff Nowlin has investigated and supervised numerous major crimes involving homicide, robbery, assaults, crimes against adults and children, racketeering and organized crimes, auto thefts, arson fires, narcotics, livestock thefts, wildlife and environmental crimes. He is a certified instructor in many law enforcement fields and has conducted training classes for police/fire academies and in-service trainings in different areas relating to criminal investigations for police recruits, law enforcement officers and firefighters. Sheriff Nowlin was elected Montezuma County Sheriff in 2014 and is serving as an active Board member on several local and Colorado State appointed boards and organizations. Hobbies include all outdoor activities, shooting and spending time with family and friends.

SAC Michael Schneider
FBI Denver Field Office

 

Chief Jeff Swoboda
Fort Collins Police Services

Appointment Date: 09/07/2022
Chief of Police Jeffrey Swoboda has served with Fort Collins Police Services since June 2018. Prior to Fort Collins, he was with the Elgin Police Department in Illinois for 26 years, 8 of those as Chief of Police. 
Chief Swoboda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois and a Master of Arts Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University. He has an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership from Harvard Kennedy School; the Law Enforcement Executive Development Program - FBI; the Police Executive Leadership Forum - Senior Management Institute for Police (PERFSMIP); the FBI National Academy (FBINA); the Executive Integral Leadership Program - University of Notre Dame; and The School of Police Staff and Command - Northwestern University. Chief Swoboda is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the Colorado Chiefs of Police Association. Chief Swoboda and his wife Laura enjoy travelling and all outdoor activities especially hiking and bicycle riding.

Councilmember Wayne Williams
City of Colorado Springs

Appointment Date: 10/16/2020
Councilmember Wayne Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Political Science and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1992, fell in love with the city and never left. He began integrating himself in the community through serving on local boards before being elected to the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners, a position he held for eight years (2003-2011). After his time with the El Paso County BoCC, Councilmember Williams was elected as the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder (2011-2015). Most recently, he served as Colorado’s Secretary of State (2015-2019). People urged him to move to Denver but Councilmember Williams said, “Colorado Springs is my home.” Now, he is ready to serve the community he fell in love with 27 years ago as an At-Large City Councilmember. Wayne is a father of four (Sean, Alaric, Lindsey, and Wendy) and is married to Holly Williams who currently serves on the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Board Staff

Board Staff

Contact Info

Erik J. Bourgerie
POST Director

erik.bourgerie@coag.gov

Bob Baker
Training Manager

robert.baker@coag.gov

Megan Dimpsey
Compliance Coordinator

megan.dimpsey@coag.gov

Steve Eckelberry
Compliance Investigator

steven.eckelberry@coag.gov
Nicola Erb
Training Specialist
nicola.erb@coag.gov 

Victoria Edstedt
Administrative Coordinator

victoria.edstedt@coag.gov

Kim Hernandez
Grant Manager

kimberly.hernandez@coag.gov

Kishawn Leuthauser
Grant Coordinator

kishawn.leuthauser@coag.gov

Janelle Moore
Compliance Specialist

janelle.moore@coag.gov

Mario Noriega
Administrative Coordinator

mario.noriega@coag.gov

Dan Ostrander
Training Coordinator

dan.ostrander@coag.gov

Cathy Rodriguez
Compliance Manager

catherine.rodriguez@coag.gov

Courtnay Schwartz
Law Enforcement Accountability Officer 

courtnay.schwartz@coag.gov

Jared Torsney
Marijuana Training Specialist

jared.torsney@coag.gov

Mary Vekasy
Law Enforcement Accountability Specialist

mary.vekasy@coag.gov
Tara Buchalter
Senior Assistant Attorney General & Board Counsel
 

POST Board Meeting Schedule

Upcoming Next

POST Work Session

Time: Thursday, March 9, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Department of Law - Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center,
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

POST Board Meeting

Time: Friday, March 10, 2022, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Department of Law - Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center,
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

2023 & 2024 Meetings
Meeting Date Location
POST Work Session 03/09/2023 Department of Law
POST Board Meeting 03/10/2023 Department of Law
POST Board Meeting 06/02/2023 TBD
POST Work Session 09/07/2023 TBD
POST Board Meeting 09/08/2023 TBD
POST Board Meeting 12/01/2023 TBD
POST Work Session 03/14/2024 TBD
POST Board Meeting 03/15/2024 TBD
POST Board Meeting 06/07/2024 TBD
POST Work Session 09/12/2024 TBD
POST Board Meeting 09/13/2024 TBD
POST Board Meeting 12/06/2024 TBD
Address & Building Information

POST Board meetings take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., unless otherwise noted. SME committees meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., immediately prior to the Board meeting.

The Judicial Center is a secure facility. All visitors must go through security when entering, and you must have a valid picture ID with you. Please enter the building at 13th and Broadway. The building opens to the public at 7:30 am. Please do not request early admission.

The first and second floors are public and, unless you have a weapon, you need not sign in. If you are armed, you will be escorted to the reception desk where you will sign in and receive a badge indicating that you are armed. There are no weapons allowed at any time on the Court side of the building and there are no weapons lockers available on site.

Colorado Department of Law
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center
1300 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Records of Proceedings

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are generally available shortly before each regularly-scheduled POST meeting. Meeting minutes are available after final approval at the subsequent Board meeting.

Date Type Records of Proceedings
December 2, 2022 Board Meeting Agenda  

September 9, 2022

Board Meeting Agenda Minutes

September 8, 2022

Work Session Agenda Minutes
June 3, 2022 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2022 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 10, 2022 Board Work Session Minutes
December 3, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 24, 2021  Board Meeting Agenda  Minutes
September 23, 2021 Board Work Session Minutes
June 4, 2021  Board Meeting Agenda Minutes 
March 26, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 11, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2020 Board Work Session Minutes
May 29, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 27, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 26, 2020 Board Work Session Minutes
December 6, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2019 - Work Session Board Work Session Minutes
June 14, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2019 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 13, 2018 - Work Session Board Work Session Minutes
June 1, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 9, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 1, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 8, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2017 Board Work Session  
June 2, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 24, 2017 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 16th, 2016
(Rescheduled from December 2nd, 2016)
Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 15, 2016 Board Meeting Work Session  
June 3, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2016 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2015
(Rescheduled from December 4, 2015)
Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2015 Board Meeting Work Session Minutes
June 12, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
November 21, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2014 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 6, 2013 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 20, 2013 Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2013 Board Meeting Work Session Minutes

 

Note

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