Vail police announce promotion, new hires
VAIL — Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger recently announced the promotion of Officer Justin Liffick to sergeant and the hiring of two new officers to fill vacancies left by two former officers who have been appointed to leadership roles in other mountain towns.
Officer Stephen Williams, previously a dispatcher for the Vail Public Safety Communications Center, has joined the department after completing the Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus Police Academy.
Henninger also welcomed Officer Sarah Stewart to the department. Stewart has been a police officer in Tennessee for the past two years. She will attend a Colorado Update Academy and will be ready to hit the streets in late September.
The staffing additions follow the recent appointment of Annette Dopplick to the position of commander with the Steamboat Springs Police Department. Dopplick spent the past three years as detective sergeant in Vail. Likewise, former Vail officer Nicola Erb has been selected as the assistant chief of the Breckenridge Police Department. Both officers had long careers with the Vail Police Department.
Henninger said he’s proud of what Dopplick and Erb accomplished while working in Vail and their leadership appointments reflect well on the quality of the department’s personnel, noting that other departments and mountain communities appreciate the high quality, inclusive community policing that occurs in Vail. Henninger added he’s confident the department’s new officers will carry on the traditions of excellent service to the community.