Monument Police Department names new chief

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Chief Patrick Regan (Courtesy Town of Monument)

Monument has named its new police chief. Patrick J. Regan will step into the role May 8.

A news release from the Town of Monument says Regan has “23 years of widely diverse law enforcement experience and over 11 years of progressive supervision and leadership to the Town of Monument.”

Previously an officer with Scottsdale Police Department in Arizona, Regan led SPD’s Special Investigations Division, and served in the Drug Enforcement Unit as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, Domestic Violence Unit, Internal Affairs Unit, and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team.

Among his accomplishments in Monument, the release lists: managing a specialized leadership training program, co-creating a lieutenant training program, implementing a mental health wellness check-in policy, drafting an innovative suicidal subject response policy, creating citizen bravery and lifesaving award programs, providing more accountability for patrol staffing, developing on-call programs to help with patrol vacancies, and instructing undercover operations. 

Regan earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice with a minor in Spanish from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. He’s a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and the FBI-LEEDA Executive and Command Leadership Institute.

He takes his oath of office at the Monument Town Council meeting on May 15.

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