The City of Delta has released the names and short biographies of seven candidates for chief of police for the Delta Police Department. The list of finalists includes four residents of Delta, two of whom currently work for the Delta Police Department.
Candidates will be introduced at a meet-and-greet Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The candidates will make brief presentations about their backgrounds and qualifications, and will interact with community members.
The seven candidates, in alphabetical order, are Jesse Cox, Tony Erickson, Lucas Fedler, Jim Greyson, Tim Jantz, Charles Kettle and Greg Tuliszewski.
Jesse Cox, a resident of Delta, has been in law enforcement for over 19 years. He is commander of the Delta Police Department and previously worked for the Delta County Sheriff's Office. Cox has completed coursework at Colorado Mesa University in various subjects including government and psychology. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy.
Tony Erickson resides in Grand Junction. His 27 years of experience in law enforcement include the Colorado Springs Police Department and chief of police for the Town of Palisade. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Delta resident Lucas Fedler has 16 years of law enforcement experience, including the Delta Police Department and as detective sergeant with the Delta County Sheriff's Office. Fedler has a bachelor's degree in public management.
Jim Greyson currently resides in Colorado Springs. He has served over 30 years in municipal law enforcement including with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and as chief of police for the City of Monte Vista. Grayson has a BA in criminal justice and political science and a master's in public administration. He is a graduate of Colorado's Police Executive Leadership program and was awarded the Police Executive Certification from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
Tim Jantz is a Delta resident. He has served over 34 years in municipal law enforcement including with the Craig Police Department and as the Moffat County sheriff for eight years. Jantz was an instructor at the Colorado Northwestern Community College. He is a graduate of Colorado's Leadership in Police Organizations Executive Training program.
Charles Kettle, interim police chief, is a resident of Delta. He has nine years of law enforcement experience. He completed coursework at Colorado Mesa University in criminal justice and public administration. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Greg Tuliszewski currently lives in Craig. Tuliszewski has served over 25 years in municipal law enforcement including with the City of Lone Tree Police Department and as chief of police for the Town of Hayden. Tuliszewski has a BS in public administration. He is a graduate of Colorado's Leadership in Police Organizations Executive Training program and was awarded the Police Executive Certification from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.