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Mayor of small Colorado town where the entire police force resigned shares salary details as they search for new chief and officers

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - Following the announcement that an entire Colorado police force was resigning, the Mayor of Springfield is focused on hiring a new chief. The announcement was made public last week by the Baca County Sheriff’s Office that Chief Katrina Martin, her husband Officer Dustin Martin and Officer Jonah West were no longer patrolling the streets of Springfield. The town is located on the southeast side of the state. While many people are wondering why all three resigned, the mayor is more focused on finding their replacements.

The Entire Police Force of This Colorado Town Just Quit

The small town of Springfield, Colorado is functioning right now without a police force. As of the morning of Saturday, July 16, 2022, the entire police force, including the Chief, has resigned. Does this mean the residents of Springfield are living without any representation from law enforcement? Not at all....

BIDLACK | Just how evenhanded can courts be?

It’s been a busy week in the worlds of Colorado law enforcement and justice. As regular Colorado Politics readers will already have noted, there were several stories on the law and law enforcement that are worthy of a quick look by you, the nice folks that deign to read my twice-weekly missives.

Mayor of Springfield discusses search for new Police Department following mass resignations

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (KRDO) -- BY July 15, 2022, every officer in the Springfield Police Department (SPD) resigned. The Mayor of Springfield, Tyler Gibson, said two officers left to take positions elsewhere, and the Chief, Katrina Martin, told him she had to leave for personal reasons. Gibson said that while the timing is unfortunate, the resignations The post Mayor of Springfield discusses search for new Police Department following mass resignations appeared first on KRDO.

Springfield addresses recent law enforcement resignations

Town of Springfield - Baca County Sheriff's Office. In interest of transparency and public trust, the Town of Springfield and the Baca County Sheriff's Office would like to inform the public about recent events that are occurring within the Springfield Police Department and how the Board of Trustees for the Town of Springfield, the Baca County Commissioners and Baca County Sheriff Aaron Shiplett responded to the event.

Colorado town's three-person police force resigns

The Town of Springfield's police chief and two police officers resigned within days of one another this week, CBS4 has learned.Mayor Tyler Gibson confirmed one officer resigned on July 13. The chief and other officer's resignations were effective Saturday morning. The officers resigned to take positions elsewhere, Gibson stated. The chief Katrina Martin cited personal reasons.According to the town's website, the chief is Katrina Martin and the officers Dustin Martin and Jonah West."The timing of the resignations is unfortunate," Gibson said in a statement, "but does not appear to have been motivated by any improper acts by the officers."Gibson and the Town Board of Trustees expressed commitment to an immediate job search to replace the officers with P.O.S.T.-certified personnel as soon as possible.Meantime, the Baca County Sheriff's Office agreed to provide active police coverage for the town. Springfield, a town with less than 1,400 residents, according to the latest U.S. Census figures, is located in southeastern Colorado approximately 25 miles from the Kansas and Oklahoma borders.

Colorado town left without police after entire department quits

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. — The entire police force in a southeast Colorado town has quit, but residents in the area will not be left without law enforcement. The three-person Springfield Police Department had been embroiled in controversy since 2019, according to a Colorado Sun investigation. That year, the town fired...