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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Chief of Police Candidates

The City of Cañon City is pleased to announce we will be interviewing four highly qualified candidates through a series of three different panels on October 8th and 9th.

The City of Cañon City, in assistance with KRW Associates, LLC, has been recruiting qualified candidates for our open Chief of Police position since July 2020. After an extensive search and review of the 30 submitted applications and resumes, we are pleased to announce we will be interviewing four highly qualified candidates through a series of three different panels on October 8th and 9th.

Roland Camacho has been in law enforcement since 1995 and is currently Chief of Police in Chambersburg, PA. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, has a Masters in Criminal Justice from Liberty University, and is a nationally published author. Chief Camacho’s experience includes successfully implementing a variety of crime prevention/crime-fighting strategies, community policing, violent crime investigations, active shooter mitigation techniques, positive media relations, SWAT, and coach/mentoring methods.

John Schick Jr. has been in law enforcement for nearly 30 years and is currently a Captain with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. He has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University, a Masters in Criminal Justice from York College of Pennsylvania, and is an adjunct professor teaching courses in criminal justice. Captain Schick’s experience includes police supervisory and executive-level leadership, directly managing patrol and criminal investigative efforts, mentoring and coaching, and working with the community on projects such as shop with a cop, youth camps, and crime stoppers.  

Troy Thompson has been in law enforcement since 1995 and is currently the Assistant Chief with the Bardstown Police Department in Kentucky. He has a Bachelors in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. Assistant Chief Thompson’s experience includes overseeing all aspects of patrol and investigations, deterring narcotics and violent crime, supervising a multi-agency task force consisting of DEA, FBI, AFT and USMS, coordinating a citizen’s advisory board, community outreach, and creating and implementing policies.  

Tammy Wagner is the current Interim Chief for the Cañon City Police Department and has been in law enforcement since 2002. She has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Public Administration from Troy University. Interim Chief Wagner has served as the Support Services Commander overseeing the Investigations Unit (Major Crimes and Narcotics Crimes), Property/Evidence Unit, Training, School Resources Unit, Records Unit, K9 Unit, Recruiting, Professional Standards, and Public Information Officer.

On Thursday, October 8, 2020, the candidates will ride-along with Cañon City police officers, tour our city and police facilities, tour our community, and end the day with a community meet-and-greet. The community meet-and-greet is open to the public and social distancing guidelines will be in place. It will be held at the Post Office Event Center @ Fremont Center for the Arts from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

On Friday, October 9, 2020, the candidates will interview with three different panels; Professional Panel (community partner members - District Attorney, Fire Chief, Executive Director Shared Communication Center, Under Sheriff, Cañon City School District Superintendent), Executive Panel (city staff from key departments that interface routinely with the chief), and City Administrator Panel. The Mayor and City Councilors will also be dispersed through all three panels. We look forward to meeting all four candidates to learn more about what they can bring to Cañon City as the next Chief of Police for the Cañon City Police Department.

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