Lone Tree selects new police chief

Lakewood commander to become city’s second chief

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Lakewood Police Cmdr. Jeffrey Streeter will be Lone Tree’s new police chief. He starts March 4 with an annual salary of $118,000.

Streeter was one of six candidates for the position, all but one of them from the Denver area.

“We went through an extensive process, including interviews by three panels that represented the community, a peer group from law enforcement and senior city staff,” said Lone Tree City Manager Jack Hidahl, who made the decision to hire Streeter. “He was top-rated by all three. And I concurred with their judgment. He’s the guy to move the police department forward.”

He will be Lone Tree’s second police chief, stepping into the seat vacated in August 2012. Steve Hasler, who came to the city in 2004 to help launch the department, was terminated without cause by Hidahl.

Streeter, 50, has a record of stability, working 24 years for the Lakewood Police Department in various positions.

Lone Tree has a strong focus on community policing, and Hidahl said Streeter appears well-qualified to keep that approach going. Community policing includes the creation of partnerships with area organizations and using a proactive, problem-solving approach.

Currently, Streeter oversees the Lakewood Police Department’s professional standards section, and has direct supervision for internal affairs, the police training academy, recruitment and national accreditation.

He graduated from Metropolitan State College in Denver with a criminal justice/police science and sociology degree.

Lone Tree incorporated in 1995, contracting its police services with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office until 2004.

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