Press Release - CBI Director Named



FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2008



Lance Clem, 303.239.4415,

Evan Dreyer, 720.350.8370,




Following a rigorous selection process, Gov. Bill Ritter and Department of Public Safety Executive Director Peter Weir today announced the appointment of Ronald C. Sloan as the new director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.


"Ron Sloan's reputation as a leader in law enforcement is outstanding," Gov. Ritter said. "His experience as a police chief, his community involvement and his commitment to victims all combine to make him an ideal person to head up the CBI. The people of Colorado, the employees at CBI and the law enforcement community statewide will benefit from Ron's dedication to public safety and public service. I am pleased he has accepted the position of CBI director."


In accepting the appointment, Sloan said, "I am humbled and honored to be selected as the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and I look forward to working with the dedicated professionals of the CBI. I am eager to lead the CBI in serving our state, and I welcome input from the citizens, elected officials and law enforcement professionals throughout Colorado."


Sloan, 58, retired as police chief for the city of Arvada in 2007. He has 34 years of experience in law enforcement, having begun his career with the Aurora Police Department in 1974. Sloan also has served on the Police Officer Standards and Training Board, an official panel that determines the training needed for candidates to become certified peace officers. He has been active with the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and worked closely with legislators. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master¿s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.


"I carefully considered not only the final candidates' impressive backgrounds in making my selection of Ron Sloan as director but also the thoughts of more than 50 members of CBI who took the time to write their comments in a screening process that was collaborative and unprecedented," Weir said.


The top three finalists, including Sloan, were CBI Deputy Director Karl Wilmes and former Littleton Police Chief Gary Maas.


CBI provides investigative and forensic assistance to local law enforcement agencies. CBI offices are located in Denver, Pueblo and Grand Junction.


Sloan assumes the job of CBI director on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008. His annual salary will be $135,000.


Sloan replaces Robert Cantwell, who served as CBI director from 1999 until his retirement on June 30, 2008.