RBC Sheriff appointed to POST board by governor

RBC Sheriff Anthony Mazzola

RBC| Rio Blanco County Sheriff Anthony Mazzola has been appointed to a three-year term on the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) board by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

The POST board approves, revokes and evaluates training programs for law enforcement training academies, suspends or revokes certifications of peace officers, promulgates rules and regulations deemed necessary for peace officers, establishes standards for school resource officers, and promulgates rules necessary for in-service training requirements for peace officers.

Mazzola will serve as one of 24 members of the board, which is chaired by Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. Other board members include Calvin Shivers, special agent in charge of the Denver office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Stan Hilkey, state executive director of public safety; a representative from local government, six police chiefs, six sheriffs, three peace officers ranked sergeant or below and five non-law enforcement members.

Earlier this year Mazzola was chosen to serve on the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Search and Rescue Advisory Council by the County Sheriff’s of Colorado and DOLA Executive Director Irv Halter. The Council makes recommendations to Halter regarding the allocation of the Search and Rescue Fund, which is subsidized by a $0.25 fee on hunting and fishing licenses and snowmobile, ATV and boat registrations.

“I look forward to serving and am excited to be able to contribute at a state level and to be able to provide input from a smaller, northwestern agency,” Mazzola said via email.

Special to the Herald Times