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Steamboat Police Chief Resigns

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat’s top cop has tendered his resignation. Police Chief Joel Rae also held the title of Public Safety Services Director. According to a press release, Rae tendered his resignation to City Manager Deb Hinsvark, effective August 28th. Rae, joined the Steamboat Police Department in July of 1996. In ’97, he rose to the rank of Continue reading

Steamboat Announces Changes in Police Staffing

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark announced the hiring of Karl Gills, retired CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center, as a Special Public Information Officer during the investigation of accusations against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle. Gills has been hired as a temporary employee during the course Continue reading

Independent Investigator Looking into Allegations Against Steamboat Chief

Steamboat Police BadgeThe City of Steamboat has engaged the services of Heather Coogan, an independent investigator, to research the recent allegations surrounding the Steamboat Springs Police Department. Accusations were made against Police Chief Joel Rae, and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle in a letter from former Detective Dave Kleiber. The Continue reading