For Immediate Release
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Subject: Retirement of Greeley Police Captain Jack Statler
The Greeley Police Department announces the retirement of Captain Jack Statler. The Department and its employees wish Jack the best as he concludes his service, but he will be missed by all. He is retiring on January 22, 2014 after nearly 35 years of service.
Jack Statler began his career as a police officer with the Gunnison Police Department in 1975. In September, 1979, he was hired by the Greeley Police Department. Starting as a patrol officer, he handled field evidence technician duties and was a field training officer. He was promoted to sergeant in 1985 and supervised a patrol shift, the patrol tactical unit, and was instrumental in the development of the Department’s SWAT team.
Another promotion in 1987 resulted in Lieutenant Statler serving as a Watch Commander for the patrol division, the Administrative Lieutenant, and the Special Operations Lieutenant. He rotated through these assignments, and during his tenure as a lieutenant he attended the FBI National Academy and worked on the project to consolidate the Greeley and Weld County communication centers, records departments, and provide a system for jail management.
Promoted to Captain in 1993, he oversaw the Patrol, Services and Administrative Divisions of the Department. Captain Statler has been integrally involved and managed several major projects during his tenure, to include the upgrade to the 800 MHz radio system, accreditation manager during several accreditation processes, and more recently was assigned to the manage the project of creating a Greeley Police Dispatch Center, eventually becoming the liaison to the county dispatch center.
Captain Statler can always be counted on to be always fully engaged and committed to any assignment he received. His dedication and professionalism are beyond reproach, and we wish him well as he retires.