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Police, fire, Office of Emergency Management and the Longmont Emergency Communications Center may look a little different, but they’re still the Longmont Police and Fire departments.

On October 29, 2012, the Public Safety Department – police, fire and associated services – took on a different shape. There are now four new deputy chiefs (two for fire, two for police) under Public Safety Chief Mike Butler. A number of previously independent service groups have also been combined. These adjustments have been made to emphasize and promote teamwork and interdependent relationships for a true Public Safety Department. The reorganization also brings about a number of efficiencies and consolidations of service, and it is being accomplished within the existing Public Safety operating budget.

Craig Earhart
Craig Earhart has assumed the role of Deputy Chief of Police Services. He will provide oversight of street operations. Four commanders will report to him: two patrol commanders, one detective commander, and one special operations commander. This division will include all staff assigned to patrol, detectives and specialized units.
Rob Spendlow
Deputy Chief Rob Spendlow will provide leadership for Support Services. This includes police and fire staff with responsibility for logistics: fleet, facilities management, budget, purchasing, contracts and agreements. This also includes the training and personnel functions of both the police and fire departments.
Paul Zuber Deputy Chief Paul Zuber will head up Information Services, which includes the Longmont Emergency Communications Center, Public Safety Information Technology, and Outreach as well as the staff members who work in these areas.
Jerrod Vanlandingham Jerod Vanlandingham has taken the helm as Deputy Chief of Fire Services. This group consists of all field staff that provides fire and medical response, including staff at all six fire stations, the medical liaison function, and fire codes and planning.

As police and fire departments across the U.S. change to meet the needs of the communities they serve, reorganizations similar to this one will prepare these departments for the future as well as provide for some exciting opportunities. These changes will provide greater efficiency in Support Services and Information Services and emphasize our commitment to improve and enhance the quality and quantity of information and data analysis.

Longmont Public Safety 2014 Organizational Chart

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