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Hayden chief hits milestone

Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski last week was awarded the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police executive certification. Pictured from left are Chief Rick Brandt, president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, Tuliszewski, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta and Hayden Mayor Jim Haskins.

— Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski hit a milestone in his career last week when he received executive certification from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.

About one third of the acting police chiefs in Colorado hold the certification.

Tuliszewski said he credited receiving the certification to his past mentors and the support he has received from the town of Hayden.

“It’s the people that help me along the way,” Tuliszewski said. “They have to believe in you. They have to give you the chance.”

Tuliszewski had to apply for the certification. A point system was used to evaluate his academic accomplishments, leadership, years of service and continuing education.

Tuliszewski was sworn in as Hayden police chief in November 2013. Previously, he was in Lone Tree, where he helped build a police department from scratch after the city decided to stop contracting with Douglas County for police services.

Tuliszewski holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Regis University. His ongoing education included a 16-week police and staff command course and a three-month leadership and police organization course from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Evans Police Department Chief Rick Brandt, who is president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, presented the certification plaque to Tuliszewski during Thursday’s Hayden Town Council meeting. They were joined by Mayor Jim Haskins, town council members, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta, Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott and members of the town staff.

“I’m proud of Greg’s accomplishments and how he represents the chiefs,” Brandt said.

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