Our public safety staff (police, fire, emergency management, and communications center) may look a little different, but they are still the same committed members of staff that provide emergency services to the residents of Longmont.
On Oct. 29, 2012, the Public Safety Department took on a different shape. There are now four new deputy chiefs under Public Safety Chief Mike Butler.
A number of previously independent service groups have also been combined. These adjustments have been made to emphasize and promote teamwork and interdependent relationships for a true Public Safety Department. The reorganization also brings about a number of efficiencies and consolidations of service, and it is being accomplished within the existing Public Safety operating budget.
As police and fire departments across the U.S. change to meet the needs of the communities they serve, reorganizations similar to this one will prepare these departments for the future as well as provide for some exciting opportunities. These changes will provide greater efficiency in Support Services and emphasize our commitment to improve and enhance the quality and quantity of information and data analysis.
FIRE SERVICES - (Deputy Chief Jerrod Vanlandingham) - This group consists of all field staff that provides fire and medical response, including staff at all six fire stations, the medical liaison function, and fire codes and planning, as well as the Longmont Emergency Communications Center.
POLICE SERVICES - (Deputy Chief Jeff Satur) - This consists of those assigned to street operations. This division includes all staff assigned to patrol, detectives and specialized units.
SUPPORT SERVICES - (Deputy Chief Rob Spendlow) - Provides leadership for police and fire staff with responsibility for logistics: fleet, facilities management, budget, purchasing, contracts and agreements. This also includes the training and personnel functions of both the police and fire departments as well as Public Safety Information Technology.
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND RESILIENCE - (Dan Eamon) - Provides oversight for the field work in our community with mental illness and substance abuse. This unit also contains those working with the community on outreach including victim advocates, domestic violence, volunteers and emergency management.