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    New Executive Director

    Stan Hilkey, formerly Sheriff of Mesa County, is the new Executive Director of CDPS. For more information about him, use the “About Us” feature above on this website.


    Are You New to Colorado?


    If you have not yet obtained your Colorado driver’s license, please use the link to the left to reach the DMV in the Colorado Department of Revenue for information about driver licensing. CDPS does not handle driver licensing matters.


    2014 Trooper Class

    This year’s class of new troopers in the Colorado State Patrol will be graduated from the State Patrol Academy in September. For more information about becoming a trooper and about the Colorado State Patrol:


    Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice

    Colorado counties interested in working with the CCJJ and the National Institute of Corrections to implement Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM) practices, based on the Mesa County model, can learn more about the initiative here:


A note about the photograph appearing at the top of this web page

The photograph was taken by Russ Shugart, a long-time member of CDPS. Photographing Colorado’s dramatic scenery is his passion. The photograph above is the result of five years’ worth of his revisiting the same location for just the right shot. It was taken off County Road 7 west of Ridgway, Colorado, near the Dallas Divide, on a day in October. For more information about his photography, contact the CDPS Public Information Officer at