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Diversity & Law Enforcement
April 21 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Chief Phibbs will provide a brief historic background on policing in the United States and focus on the current status of policing as it relates to diverse communities and hiring for diversity. Information regarding police training in bias and diversity will be discussed. Chief Phibbs hopes that participants will bring questions and suggestions about policing and diversity to the workshop which will generate open productive conversations.
Chief Michael Phibbs
Michael J. Phibbs is the Chief of the Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD). Phibbs joined the ACPD in August of 2014. Phibbs has 25 years of law enforcement experience. He has served as the Chief of Police for Elizabeth, Colorado and was with the Summit County Sherriff’s Office for 10 years, last serving as Division Commander/Undersheriff. His responsibilities include full oversight of patrol functions, full oversight of investigations, budgeting, records management, technology implementation, internal investigations, staff development, strategic planning, policy and procedure development, evidence storage and preservations, and community partnerships.
Phibbs earned his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado Denver. He received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Colorado Boulder. Phibbs is a graduate of the 241st session of the FBI National Academy.
Governor Hickenlooper appointed Phibbs to the Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) board. Phibbs also serves as the Legislative Chair for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.