Colonel Scott G. Hernandez Biography
Colonel Scott Hernandez is a 26 year veteran of the Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Port of Entry. He is currently the Interim Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, named to the position on February 22, 2013.
Beginning his career with the state as an Officer at the Fort Collins Port of Entry in April 1987, he was hired by the Colorado State Patrol in January 1991, his first duty station in Golden. He later served as a Trooper in Gilpin County, a Corporal in Idaho Springs, Sergeant and Captain the Motor Carrier Safety Section, Major in the Operational Services Branch, and Lieutenant Colonel at Headquarters since December 2008.
Possessing a special interest in commercial motor vehicle safety since 1987, Colonel Hernandez specializes in accident reconstruction, obtaining a Level IV Certification. He was one of four state participants to serve on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 program, an effort that focused on reducing commercial vehicles involved in crashes throughout our nation. Beginning in late 2007 until August 2008, Colonel Hernandez was leader of the Colorado State Patrol’s planning, security, and response team during the 2008 Democratic National Convention. As a result of his dedication to this special project, he was recognized with the Citizens Appreciate State Troopers (C.A.S.T.) Award in 2009.
Colonel Hernandez is a graduate of the 246th Session of the FBI National Academy, the 216th Session of Northwestern Police Staff and Command School, and is also a member of the International Chiefs of Police and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.
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