Police and Public Safety

Command Staff


Deputy Chief Allen Cooper
Deputy Chief Cooper has 40 years of law enforcement experience, two years with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, ten years as aAllen Cooper reserve with the Cañon City Police Department and 28 years as a full time officer.  During his tenure with the department, Deputy Chief Cooper has served as a range officer and armorer; has held the positions of tactical operator, police sniper and tactical team leader of the department SWAT Team; served as a patrol sergeant, was the agencies’ first detective sergeant and until his promotion to Deputy Chief of Police in 2016, held the position of Captain of Operations.  As a captain he commanded the Support Services Division and Operations Division.

Deputy Chief Cooper holds an AAS degree in Criminal Justice from Pueblo Community College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Deputy Chief Cooper is married and has two sons, both currently serving in the United States Air Force. You can contact Captain Cooper  at 719-276-5610  or by email at acooper@canoncity.org

Support Service Commander Robert Hill
Commander Hill has 22 years law enforcement experience, two years with the Lamar, Colorado Police Department and 20 withCommander R  Hill 2 Canon City. During his tenure with the department, Commander Hill, has served as a Patrol Officer, Field training Officer, Arrest Control Instructor, Departmental Armorer, Firearms Instructor, Sniper Instructor, SWAT Operator and SWAT Sniper.

As a Sergeant, Commander Hill performed the duties of a patrol shift supervisor, SWAT Team Leader and Field Training Coordinator and Canon City Police Academy Director. Commander Hill also served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years after graduating from Centennial High School in Pueblo, CO.

Commander Hill is a graduate of the Denver University Public Safety Leadership School, Leading the Police Organization in Colorado Springs and is in the process of obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Central Christian College of Kansas. Commander Hill is married and has two children. You can contact Commander Hill at 719-276-5614 or rhill@canoncity.org

Patrol Commander William Ray
Commander Ray has 16 years of law enforcement experience, three years with the Castle
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Commander Ray is a graduate of the Highlands Ranch Public Safety Training Institute located in Littleton Colorado and is an FBI National Academy Graduate Session 266. You can contact Commander Ray at 719-276-5619 or by email at wlray@canoncity.org