GJPD deputy chief named top cop in Commerce City
Grand Junction Police Deputy Chief Troy Smith, who has served in that position for the past nine years, will become the next chief of police in Commerce City, it was announced today.
According to a press release from the Commerce City Police Department, Smith was given a five-year contract with an annual salary of $132,000. He’ll start his new job Jan. 14.
“Commerce City is a wonderful, vibrant community and I’m honored to have been selected to lead the police department. I had the opportunity to work in and around the city years ago and have enjoyed watching it grow, radically changing its image over the years,” Smith is reported to have said in a press release.
Smith previously worked as a patrol officer for 10 years with the Thornton Police Department, and also served as executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute and Colorado Police Corps.
“Although I hate to lose him, it speaks highly of the Grand Junction Police Department when one of our own is selected for such a position,” Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper is quoted as saying.
Read the full story in the Saturday edition of the Daily Sentinel.