Chief of Police

Dan Brennan

Chief Dan Brennan

Dan Brennan has served the Wheat Ridge Police Department as Chief of Police since January 3, 2005.  He began his law enforcement career in 1977 as a police agent with the Lakewood (CO) Police Department and served in numerous operational, tactical and administrative positions rising to the rank of Commander. 

He served as the Director of the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute and Colorado Police Corps prior to his appointment as Chief of Police in Wheat Ridge. Read his full bio.


In addition to leading the department, the Chief of Police has direct oversight of the Professional Standards Unit, Emergency Management and the Public Information Officer. The Police Chief's primary responsibilities are to prepare and update policies and procedures; investigate complaints against police department employees, oversee the emergency management function; lead the recruitment and selection process; and represent the department in county, state and national law enforcement programs.

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