November 2021 BreakfastRSVP for November Breakfast
*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5pm on Thursday, November 4. No walk-ins are permitted. ***
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course – 14001 W 32nd Ave. Golden, CO 80401
Cost: $15 for WRBA Members and their guests, $18 for Non-members
Speaker: Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department
Topic: “Wheat Ridge Police Chief on Relationship-based Policing and other matters“
Even though COVID delayed some of the improvements Chief Murtha wanted to implement, he and his team have already made great strides in the areas of relationship-based policing and addressing the national issue of homelessness that is impacting local communities. Chief Murtha Is an engaging speaker and you will find his stories and information fascinating and uplifting. This November, let’s show our gratitude to our first responders.
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Chief Chris Murtha, Wheat Ridge Police Department
Chief Chris Murtha of the Wheat Ridge Police Department began with the City in February of 2020 just prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before he and his wife moved to Denver, Chief Murtha left a position as Deputy Chief for the Patrol Bureau of Prince George’s County Police Department in Maryland. A former Denver resident, at the time he joined WRPD, Chief Murtha had 23 years of experience in law enforcement. Leading a department of 1,100 men and women, both sworn and civilian, Chief Murtha was instrumental in adopting a new records management system, automated speed enforcement, and license plate readers. As Deputy Chief for the Prince George’s Police Department, Murtha oversaw calls for service by patrol to the University of Maryland-College Park Campus, FedEx Field, National Harbor Convention Center, Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington (home of Air Force One), and other venues.
Chief Murtha received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate from the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.