Stan Hilkey

Department of Public Safety

Stan Hilkey was appointed in June 2014 as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Hilkey will oversee the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Colorado School Safety Resource Center.

Previously, Hilkey was the sheriff in Mesa County and has more than 28 years of public safety experience in the criminal justice system involving areas such as patrol operations, investigations and critical incident management.

About the Department of Public Safety

The Department’s role is to maintain, promote, and enhance public safety through law enforcement, criminal investigations, fire and crime prevention, recidivism reduction and victim advocacy. It also provides professional support for public safety workers and entities. It is headed by an executive director and comprises the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Justice, the Division of Fire Safety, the Office of Preparedness and Security, the CDPS Human Resource Services, and the School Safety Resource Center, as well as several commissions.