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The City of Aspen is launching a recruitment process to find and select the next City of Aspen Chief of Police and is inviting community members to provide their input. Participants may complete a brief survey and provide comments until October 3, 2022. The survey seeks public feedback about the skills and characteristics that are valuable in candidates applying for the selection process.  

Community feedback collected through this process will be used by the City of Aspen’s city manager and recruiter to identify candidates, select a preferred candidate, and establish priorities for the  next chief of police.

In accordance with the City of Aspen Charter, the city manager selects and supervises the chief of police, and Aspen City Council confirms the city manager’s appointment.   


Chief Richard Pryor will retire in December 2022 after 29 years of service with the Aspen Police Department, including 13 years as the chief of police.     

The City of Aspen hired Strategic Government Resources to assist in recruiting and screening candidates and supporting the Aspen Police Department and the city manager in selecting the best candidate for the community. In addition to the questionnaire, the community will be invited to meet the selected finalists. 

The Aspen Police Department was established in the 1880s.  Known for its community connection, warm approach, and progressive focus on people, the Aspen Police Department is a premier mountain town law enforcement agency. 

More information coming soon.


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We're hiring! Search our database for current openings. They may range from officer to community response officer to administrative positions. If you have questions about any position, reach out to our team at 1-970-920-5400 and we'll provide more information. 

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