For the first time in nearly a year, the Delta Police Department is fully staffed.
Officer Jarrod Lang took the oath of office at the Oct. 2 meeting of the Delta City Council.
Officer Lang was born and raised in Olathe and began his career with the Olathe Police Department in 1997. He was most recently employed by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office.
Officer Lang brings an extensive list of experience and certifications to the Delta Police Department. He is an NRA certified firearms instructor in handgun, shotgun and patrol rifle and a certified driving instructor. He completed extensive training in FEMA National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and has completed ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, IC 700, IC 706 and IC 800.
Officer Lang has wildland fire training and holds an active wildland fire red card. He is certified in the San Jose model of FTO (field training officer) and was previously certified in the Reno FTO model as well. Officer Lang has taken numerous courses in first line supervision and leadership with the most recent being MAGNA leadership course. He also has training in drug interdiction, hazardous materials emergency response and identification, Reid interview and interrogations, SWAT, active shooter and DARE.
"Please join us in welcoming Officer Lang to the City of Delta and the Delta Police Department," said Chief Luke Fedler.
On May 1, the Cedaredge board of trustees met for a special meeting to appropriate an additional $35,000 from reserves as a loan to the golf course fund.
These funds will be used to purchased a used turf utility vehicle, a spray rig, and to make improvements to the kitchen and dining area of the restaurant.