Police and Public Safety

Command Staff

Chief Daric Harvey
CHARVEY_Darichief Harvey had been in law enforcement for 21 years working a variety of assignments prior to joining the Canon City Police Department in June of 2017. Prior to, he worked as a homicide detective, narcotics detective, SWAT sniper, academy instructor, research and development supervisor, patrol supervisor, operations commander, and administrative commander. Chief Harvey attained his Master of Science degree from Florida State University, and attended the 59th Session of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer’s Development Course.

Aside from his direct law enforcement experiences and education, Chief Harvey has advocated for non-traditional community outreach programs that focus on victim’s rights, mental health reform, youth mentors
hip, and substance abuse outreach programs. In addition to serving on several local non-profit organization boards that seek to build these community relationships, Chief Harvey has had the honor of being selected to serve the State of Colorado as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council developing a statewide strategic plan to address mental health and criminal justice reform. Chief Harvey is the treasurer for the Colorado Chief of Police Association, and is working to build local partnerships in Canon City to research and evaluate programs that reduce criminal behaviors. Chief Harvey has been an Accreditation assessor for law enforcement agencies in both Colorado and Florida.

He and his family enjoy skiing and often go camping in the vast national forests across Colorado. Chief Harvey feels humbled to lead an organization of such dedicated professionals, and part of a community of people that genuinely care for one another. You can contact Chief Harvey at 719-276-5611 or by email at drharvey@canoncity.org.

Deputy Chief Allen Cooper
Deputy Chief Cooper hAllen Cooperas 40 years of law enforcement experience, two years with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, ten years as a 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.

Operations Commander Robert Hill
Commander Hill hCommander R  Hill 2as 22 years law enforcement experience, two years with the Lamar, Colorado Police Department and 20 with 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.