Greg Testa named Boulder's next police chief

BOULDER - Boulder's City Manager announced the officer selected to be the city's new chief of police Monday. Deputy Chief Greg Testa, who has served as interim chief since the last chief retired, will begin his new role immediately.

Former chief Mark Beckner retired on April 1, after 36 years as an officer. Testa joined the department in 1987 and became the Deputy Chief of Operations in 2009.

During his time with the department, Testa has also worked as sergeant commander, SWAT commander and deputy chief.

"I am proud to represent the police department and the community as Boulder's police chief," Testa said in a statement provided by the city. "We have a police department that cares about the community and is committed to being responsive to community needs while providing excellent police services. As chief, I will focus on engaging our employees and the community in partnership to address concerns and to prevent and solve crime."

"Chief Testa was selected for his leadership, law enforcement experience and his ability to guide the department with integrity," City Manager Jane Brautigam said.

Testa's salary will be $156,488.

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