Dan Mark of the Aurora Police Department (APD) has accepted the position of deputy police chief for the University of Colorado Anschutz Police Department. He began his new job on April 8.
Deputy Chief Mark had a distinguished 30-plus year career with APD, most recently serving as the electronic support section commanding officer for the past 10 years. In his role, Mark managed the body camera program, working with the Aurora City Council to provide body camera technology to officers across the City of Aurora. Mark held many other roles throughout his career, including investigations, the police area representative unit, SWAT negotiation team supervisor, recruitment and background investigations unit supervisor, patrol supervisor and public information officer.
“As a member of the Aurora Police Department for over 34 years, I’m familiar with the University community and history. I’m excited to be part of the University and look forward to the growth and challenges,” said Mark.
Mark will assist Police Chief Randy Repola in overseeing all CU Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department activities. Additionally, he will manage the Police Services division, which includes criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, special event staffing, security services and liaison with other law enforcement and security providers in the area. Police Services also collaborates with Student Affairs and the various schools and colleges on campus to address safety and security issues.
University Police is based on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and houses four divisions, including Electronic Security, Emergency Management, Patrol and Emergency Communications. The Police Department is staffed by 62 employees, and 28 of the employees work directly with Deputy Mark to ensure the safety of the campus, including providing training sessions, using personal safety equipment and responding to accidents, injuries and unsafe situations.
“Thank you all for your patience as we have worked through the selection process. While the process was lengthy, it enabled us to identify and select a wonderful new team member,” said Police Chief Repola.
Guest contributor: Katherine Phillips is a contributor to CU Anschutz Today.