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Police Department

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601 Center Circle

2016PDstaffPolice Department Staff:

John Minor
Chief of Police

Misty Higby

Tim Osborn

David Siderfin

Bryan Siebel

Patricia Julin
Administrative Assistant

Lynn Schlough
Administrative Assistant

Theresa Barger

Anne Baldwin

Rachel Dunaway

Michael Henley

Allen Jambor

Aden Jones

Joel Ponedel

Skylar Steele

Matthew Tarnoff

Richard Watson

Your police.  Our community. 

The Silverthorne Police Department is an exciting and progressive place to work.  There are currently nineteen employees at the police department.

The department is proud to be the recipient of several policing awards and certifications for innovation and excellence.  In striving for a professional and well-informed police force, Silverthorne we insure that officers are provided with a variety of training opportunities.  Employees within the department are committed to the long-term goal of living and being part of the mountain community of Silverthorne and all of the benefits that come with it. 

The Silverthorne Police Department is an active participant in several countywide teams to include: Tactical Team, and DUI enforcement program.  The department also has an internal fitness program and a bilingual incentive pay program for those employees who have achieved a level of proficiency in Spanish. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Silverthorne Police Department is to enhance the quality of life within the town by working closely with citizens in the development and delivery of professional police services.


The Silverthorne Police Department will:

  • Strive to maintain its close knit "family" connections with the department members and the Town staff, and will make a concerted effort to continue its measured growth in size and diversity based upon the needs and expectations of the community.
  • Have a strong national reputation for innovation and quality in Community Policing Initiatives.
  • Become a foundation agency within Summit County through recruitment and retention of quality personnel, planned and progressive training opportunities, deployment of effective technology, and concerted efforts to collaborate with neighboring law enforcement agencies.


The Silverthorne Police Department earnestly believes that these stated values act as the foundation qualities, which insure our successful navigation through the difficult terrain associated with delivering quality police services. These are the behaviors we value and are committed to as we work together:

  • Integrity - An outward expression of our actions and beliefs, consistent with our core values, that instills trust.
  • Teamwork - Working together toward organizational success without concern for who receives the credit.
  • Compassion - Being sensitive, caring, and considerate.
  • Diversity - Each of us contributes in a special way, to make our special talents and perspectives part of the corporate effort.
  • Respect - Objective, unbiased consideration and acknowledgement of the rights, values, beliefs and property of all people and communities.
  • Innovation - We work together for creative solutions, asking the question "Is there a better way to do this?"
  • Professionalism - A conscientious awareness of our role, image, skill and knowledge in our commitment to quality, community-oriented service.

Department Goals

  1. Continue refinement of existing Community Policing Programs.
  2. Involve the detective in Community Policing by having them develop more pro-active crime analysis and preventative programs within the department.
  3. Continuing collaboration with the other Summit County law enforcement agencies to develop a Citizen's Police Academy / Latino Citizen's Police Academy.
  4. Continuing collaboration with the other Summit County law enforcement agencies, the Family Intercultural Resource Center, and the citizenry to develop a Latino Advisory Board for area law enforcement.
  5. The Silverthorne Police department will work closely with the Community Development offices to increase the effectiveness of our efforts pertaining to Code Enforcement.







Statute 16-2.5-301

The Silverthorne Police Department will request that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation investigate any and all incidents involving the discharge of a firearm by an Officer that results in injury or death per Statute 16-2.5-301. 

§ 16-2.5-301. Peace officer-involved shooting investigations--protocol

(1) Each police department, sheriff's office, and district attorney within the state shall develop protocols for participating in a multi-agency team, which shall include at least one other police department or sheriff's office, or the Colorado bureau of investigation, in conducting any investigation, evaluation, and review of an incident involving the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer that resulted in injury or death. The law enforcement agencies participating need not be from the same judicial district.

(2) Each law enforcement agency shall post the protocol on its web site or, if it does not have a web site, make it publicly available upon request. The protocols required by this section shall be completed and implemented by December 31, 2015.