Greg Daly named police chief in Avon
AVON — Greg Daly has been promoted to chief of police, the town announced Friday. Daly has been with Avon for eight years, and previously served as deputy chief and interim chief of police.
Daly said he was honored with the privilege of serving as the next chief of police.
“I am proud of our team and of our collective commitment to professionally serve the residents and guests of the town of Avon,” he said. “I will continue to grow our community policing philosophy and seek every opportunity to collaborate with our businesses, residents and guests.”
‘Holds Highest Core Values’
Avon Town Manager Virginia Egger said Daly exemplifies a caring commitment to the town of Avon’s citizens and guests.
“He has strong leadership skills and holds the highest core values,” she said.
Daly has lived in Eagle County since 1994 with his wife, Gillian. They, like many, came initially for the skiing, and stayed for family and the quality of life. Born in Ireland, Daly began his career as a banker, earning his undergraduate degree, with honors from University College of Dublin.
After a period in banking, Daly came to Eagle County and worked in many resort customer service jobs. In 1996, he had the opportunity to pursue a life goal and join the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy sheriff, which he pursued. For a period of time he was a reserve deputy sheriff, and rejoined full time in 2002. He then became a field training officer. From there, he was promoted to the rank of patrol sergeant.
In 2008, Daly joined the Avon Police Department as lieutenant, second in command to former Chief Brian Kozak. In 2011, as an ancillary duty, he became the SWAT team commander of the multi-agency Eagle County Special Operations Unit. Daly was promoted to the rank of deputy chief in 2014, second in command to former Chief Robert Ticer. When Ticer left in May of this year, Daly was appointed interim chief of police.
Daly holds a Master of Science in criminology, with honors, from Regis University. He was selected for the FBI National Academy, a recognition achieved by less than 1 percent of all law enforcement leaders in the country.
Daly assumes his new duties immediately and will be formally sworn in at the Avon Town Council meeting on Sept. 13, when his chief’s stars and badge will be pinned on him by his wife, Gillian, and Mayor Jennie Fancher.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.