Police Chief John Camper has accepted a position as Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) in Denver and will be leaving the Grand Junction Police Department.
Chief Camper began his employment with the City of Grand Junction in 2009, serving first as interim police chief before accepting the permanent role in 2010. During his tenure, Chief Camper has been involved in numerous law enforcement projects and issues. He has served as the vice-chair of the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, as well as past chair of the Hilltop Community Resources board of directors.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to serve law enforcement and the community at a state level, although it is going to be tough to leave the Grand Junction Police Department. The GJPD is one of the premier law enforcement agencies in Colorado, and I’m very much going to miss our exceptional employees and this very supportive community.”
City Manager Greg Caton states, “Chief Camper is a phenomenal leader who is highly regarded and well respected by his peers, his staff and the community. He has been an incredible asset to the City and he will be sorely missed. The position he is moving on to is an excellent opportunity for him and represents the caliber of individual he is and we wish him great success in this next chapter of his career.”
Chief Camper’s last day with the Police Department will be December 1.
Contact: Heidi Davidson, Police Information Coordinator 970-549-5114
or Gregory LeBlanc, Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557