Details concerning leave of Severance police chief still unknown

Complete Colorado: The details may never be known surrounding the departure of a sergeant and the unpaid suspension of a police chief just one year after they helped launch a new police department in a small Northern Colorado town.

However, according to the department’s interim chief, their circumstances are all related to internal issues and do not involve any citizen or citizen complaints.

Slightly more than one year after Severance — a statutory municipality located northwest of Greeley in Weld County — established its first-ever police department, Police Chief Misty Siderfin is on unpaid administrative leave and Theresa Barger, who Siderfin brought with her from the Silverthorne Police Department as a sergeant, is no longer with the department.

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