Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton has appointed Deputy Chief Mike Nordine to serve as Interim Chief of Police upon Chief John Camper’s departure next month to become Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Deputy Chief Mike Nordine is a long-time resident of the Grand Valley, and has served the Grand Junction Police Department since 1983, after earning his degree in Criminal Justice from Mesa State College. Deputy Chief Nordine has served in numerous capacities over his tenure including Field Training Officer, School Resource Officer, SWAT Commander and Investigations Commander. He has served in his current role of Deputy Chief since 2013.
Deputy Chief Nordine is also a graduate of the Southwest Supervisory Institute, FBI National Academy, and the Senior Management Institute for Police. He served as Interim Chief of Police in Palisade for approximately six months in 2012 and 2013, and has also been a member of the JUCO Committee for twenty years and the STRIVE Board of Directors for eight.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead the Grand Junction Police Department,” says Nordine. “I look forward to building upon the culture of excellence our employees have worked so hard to create.”
City Manager Greg Caton adds, “The City of Grand Junction is very fortunate to have a deep bench of command staff within the Police Department with great experience. The department has two Deputy Chiefs who both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their positions. Deputy Chief Nordine expressed interest in serving as Interim Chief and is well suited to settle into the role during this time of transition. I have the utmost confidence and trust that Deputy Chief Nordine will serve as a great Interim Police Chief.”
The appointment will become effective following Chief Camper’s departure on December 1.
Contact: Heidi Davidson, Police Information Coordinator 970-549-5114
or Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager 970-244-1507