A large crowd accepted the City of Delta's invitation to meet the seven finalists for chief of police of Delta at a reception last week. The list of finalists includes four Delta residents -- Tim Jantz, former Moffat County sheriff and a criminal investigator for the Colorado Department of Revenue; Lucas Fedler, sergeant of investigations at the Delta County Sheriff's Office; Charles Kettle, a patrol sergeant who has served as interim police chief since August 2015; and Jesse Cox, a 21-year Delta resident and Delta Police Department commander. Tony Erickson, former Palisade police chief; Jim Grayson, a retired law enforcement officer and instructor from Colorado Springs; and Greg Tuliszewski of Craig also shared their experience and philosophy with interested citizens.
The seven finalists were selected from 18 applicants and have a total of 169 years of law enforcement experience, city manager David Torgler said. "I'm confident we're going to be able to come out of this process with our next chief of police."
The candidates were interviewed by members of the Delta City Council, but the final decision is Torgler's. He has not said when that decision will be made.