Lieutenant Colonels

The Colorado State Patrol is honored to have over 84 years of combined experience among the three Lieutenant Colonels. Each Lieutenant Colonel brings a vast array of knowledge and dedication to the Colorado State patrol. The Colorado State Patrol is organized into three regions, each region is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel. A region is comprised of several districts and branches, or with specific sections within the organization of the Patrol.


Lieutenant Colonel Doyle S. Eicher Lieutenant Colonel
Doyle S. Eicher 


  Region 1 Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Doyle Eicher is a 23-year veteran with the Colorado State Patrol. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher is the commander of Region 1, which encompasses Districts 1 and 6(Metro District), Communications, Support Services Branch, and Executive Security and Dignitary Protection.


Lieutenant Colonel Eicher grew up in the Louisville/Lafayette area of Boulder County and is a Colorado native. He graduated from Centaurus High School in 1978 and from Colorado State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Construction Management. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher married his wife Sandy in 1984, and has one son, Bryan, who is currently a Colorado State Patrol Trooper stationed in Golden. He enjoys woodworking, golfing, cars, and spending time with his family.


Lieutenant Colonel Eicher joined the Colorado State Patrol in January 1989, and his first duty assignment was Adams County. He was promoted to the rank of Technician in October 1992 and remained in the Adams County Troop. In December 1995 Lieutenant Colonel Eicher was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and again stayed in the Adams County Troop. In August 2000 he was promoted to the rank of Captain. His service as a Patrol Captain included assignment as commander of Troop 6B in Frisco, and Troop 6C in Broomfield. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher was promoted to the rank of Major in December 2003 as commander of District 6 in Golden. In January 2007 he also assumed commander duties of the newly formed Immigration Enforcement Unit. In December 2007 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, currently serving as Region 2 Commander.


Lieutenant Colonel Eicher is a Level IV Traffic Accident Investigator. He was a member of the Adams County Reconstruction Team from 1991 to 1992, co-coordinator from 1992 to 1997, and coordinator from 1997 to 2000. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher has been a member of the Colorado State Patrol Accident Investigation Core Committee since 1994 and is currently the committee Command Staff Liaison. He has been actively involved with the Accident Reconstruction Team (A.R.T.) program since its inception in 2000. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher was a member of the State Traffic Reporting Advisory Council (STRAC) from March 2003 to January 2007. As a member of this committee he was involved with the development of the revised Colorado Traffic Accident Report, DR- 2447. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher has coordinated numerous special events across the state. His special event expertise includes events such as Ride the Rockies, Bicycle Tour of Colorado, MS 150, and college and pro football team escorts.


Lieutenant Colonel Eicher is a graduate of the 234th session of the FBI's National Academy. He has been a member of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) since August 2004 and was elected to be an at-large board member of the AAMVA Region IV board in August 2007. He is currently serving as Vice President of the AAMVA Region IV Board, and was recently named as a Director on the AAMVA International Board. Lieutenant Colonel Eicher is a member of numerous organizations such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and the County Sheriffs of Colorado.



Lt. Colonel Brenda Leffler
Brenda Leffler

Region 2 Commander

 Lieutenant Colonel Brenda L. Leffler has twenty years of law enforcement experience with the Colorado Department of Public Safety. She is currently the commander of Region II for the Colorado State Patrol, which is comprised of the Criminal Investigations Branch, the Training Services Branch, two field Districts and the Staff Services Branch.  


Beginning her career with the Colorado State Patrol in 1993, Lieutenant Colonel Leffler was first assigned as a field trooper in Jefferson County. She has served as a trooper in Teller County, a technician at the CSP Training Academy and a sergeant in Gilpin County. 


Lieutenant Colonel Leffler was active in the development of the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) and the Colorado Infrastructure Protection Project (Rubicon). Lieutenant Colonel Leffler has been active in the implementation of state homeland security strategies and serves as a subject matter expert in the areas of fusion center doctrine and critical infrastructure protection for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 


Lieutenant Colonel Leffler is a founding member of the Colorado State Patrol’s Women’s Resource Network (WRN) and is a member of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE). 


Lieutenant Colonel Leffler also serves on several boards and committees, to include the Colorado Homeland Security Advisory Committee, the Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Committee and the Colorado Special Olympics Executive Board. 


Lieutenant Colonel Leffler has an additional ten years of law enforcement experience from her service in the United States military. Lieutenant Colonel Leffler has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the 241st Session of the FBI National Academy.





Kevin EldridgeLieutenant Colonel
  Kevin Eldridge

Region 3 Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Eldridge has been a peace officer in Colorado since 1989, as a Campus Police Officer for Red Rocks Community College, a Patrol and Motor Officer for Westminster Police Department and serving in many roles with the Colorado State Patrol.  As the Region III Commander, he over sees field Districts 2 and 5, the Communications Branch and Staff Services Branch.

Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge is married and has two sons.  His hobbies include skiing, motorcycles, road trips and boating.  He graduated from Northglenn High School in 1983 and received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Red Rocks Community College in 1986.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy session #252 and Northwestern University Center of Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command session #304.

His career with the Colorado State Patrol began in 1996 with his first assignment in Boulder County, Troop 6C.  In 2000 he transferred to the CSP Training Academy as the Accident Investigation Training Coordinator and was promoted to the Accident Reconstruction Team Sergeant in District 3 in 2003.  He was promoted to the Limon Troop 1A Captain in 2004 and transferred to command the Immigration Enforcement Unit in 2008.  He transferred in 2011 to headquarters to create and implement the Strategic Analysis and Business Research section and was promoted to the rank of major over the Staff Services Branch in 2012.  In January 2014 he was promoted to the Region III Lieutenant Colonel.

Lieutenant Colonel Eldridge has been involved in Accident Reconstruction since the inception of the Accident Reconstruction Team (Vehicle Crimes Unit ) and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction.  He has served a member of the Statewide Traffic a Records Advisory Committee developing the Colorado Investigating Officer's Traffic Accident Reporting Manual, and a member of the Governor's Office Immigration Task force.