Lone Tree won’t reveal names or any information about police chief finalists

Lone Tree Voice: The City of Lone Tree has selected three finalists for police chief from among 78 who applied for the position, which has been open since Jeffrey Streeter retired in June.

“We need to have somebody who understands our community now, but also helps us achieve the city vision going forward,” City Manager Seth Hoffman said. “We have a very specific idea of what Lone Tree is and what it should be, and we want to continue that success.”

City officials would not release the names or any information about the finalists.

Streeter served for 24 years at the Lakewood Police Department before being hired as Lone Tree’s second police chief in 2013. Streeter’s annual salary at the time of his retirement was $127,600. Cmdr. Ron Pinson has filled the interim role since June.

Applications for the position, which oversees a 49-officer department, came in from across the country, city officials said. The department serves 13,000 residents, and 17,000 people work in the city. A hiring manager narrowed down the pool. Six finalists, all from Colorado, were selected to take part in panel interviews on Oct. 24. Representatives from the community, city departments and law enforcement comprised the panels.

After a further vetting process, three were selected as finalists. The city is in the process of checking references and conducting more extensive background checks.

Hoffman is looking for specific qualities.

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