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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Chief King Announces Retirement

Chief David King headshot

“I am very fortunate to have worked with many talented individuals who have helped me elevate the Parker Police Department to the nationally recognized agency that it is today. The support of Parker residents has been amazing throughout the years and has reminded me why I wanted to make this the best agency possible; the great people of Parker. It is with mixed feelings that I announce my retirement as Chief of Police at the end of this year.”

Chief David King

In 1986, Chief King began his journey with the Parker Police Department. The Police Department was a Quonset hut on Mainstreet where O’Brien Park now sits. We had three police cars and the average officer made $6.50-$8.00 an hour. The Town was about one square mile and the population was about 1,500 people.

In June of 2006, he was named Acting Chief of Police and was later appointed to the position of Chief of Police. Over the last 13 years, the Parker Police Department has accomplished many incredible things through the hard work of its employees and the direction of Chief King.

Here are some of the accomplishments he is most proud of:

  • New state of the art police building

  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Accreditation for the Department

  • CALEA Accreditation for the Communication Center

  • State of Colorado Accreditation, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)

  • International Association of Property and Evidence Accreditation (IAPE)

  • K-9 Program

  • Body Cameras/recognized internationally for our Body camera policies

  • Numerous years recognized as one of the safest cities in Colorado

  • Peer Support Program

  • Mentoring Program

  • Mounted Patrol Program

  • Numerous Community Outreach Programs, Coffee with a Cop, Cops and Bobbers, Citizen Police Academy, Shop with a Cop, Teen Academy etc.

  • Extremely strong community support base

  • Supplying the best technology to keep our Officers and residents safe and fight crime

  • New Records Management System (RMS)

  • Electronic ticketing system

Chief King frequently tells anyone who listens these accomplishments wouldn’t be possible without the great work of his staff and the support of the community.

News about the next step in the recruitment process for the next Chief of Police will come out before the end of the year.

Thank you Chief King!

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