Avon appoints Greg Daly as interim chief of police
AVON — Town Manager Virginia Egger has announced that Deputy Police Chief Greg Daly has been appointed as Avon’s interim chief of police. He will commence his duties on May 21, when current Avon Police Chief Robert Ticer joins the Loveland Police Department, as its new police chief.
Daly has over 20 years in law enforcement experience, first with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and then joining Avon in 2008 as a lieutenant. He currently serves as commander of the multi-agency Eagle County Special Operations Team.
In addition to his policing duties, Daly is the board president of the SpeakUp ReachOut Suicide Prevention Coalition and has been actively involved in suicide prevention and education since the coalition was formed in 2009. Daly was one of the founding members of the coalition. He recently has been selected by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for this year’s State of Colorado Outstanding Individual Dedication to Impaired Driving Enforcement Award.
Daly’s undergraduate degree (with honors) is from the University College Dublin in Finance. He holds a masters in criminology (also with honors) from Regis University. This winter, Daly spent 10 weeks in Quantico, Virginia, participating in, and graduating from, the FBI’s National Academy, a command and leadership school for law enforcement executives.
“Greg has served the town for over eight years, and he’ll do an excellent job in leading the Police Department during our search process. He is well recognized in the community for his fine outreach work and I have every confidence in his ability to keep the Avon Police Department on track and ensuring that our community remains safe,” said Egger.
Daly said Ticer left his mark with the Avon Police Department and within the community of Avon.
“He has greatly contributed to raising the professional and leadership bar of the department,” Daly said. “He will be missed, but I’m looking forward to leading our team during this period. Our passionate commitment to serving the community remains unchanged.”
A search process has begun to identify a full-time chief of police. The position is expected to be filled in early July.
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