The first female police chief in the metro Denver area has announced her plans to retire. Littleton Police Chief Heather Coogan has announced her retirement.
Coogan Had Many Accomplishments During Her Career
Littleton Police Department (LPD) opened a 14,000 square-foot expansion in May of 2011 that includes substantial evidence storage and a modern crime lab
Coogan led reaccreditation efforts in 2009 and 2012 from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), placing the LPD among an elite group of law enforcement agencies meeting the highest professional standards
Coogan served as president of the Metro Chiefs, the Arapahoe Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, and the Police Officer Standards Training Board
Earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement in 2011
Chief Heather Coogan, Littleton Police Dept.
[ Littleton Police Chief Heather Coogan ]
“I am excited and a little sad to announce that I am retiring but I could not have asked for a better department to live out my dream,” Coogan said. “We have accomplished so much together and there is so much to be proud of. It is time for me, after 37 years as an officer and 11 years as a chief of police, to pass the torch to people I believe in and who possess great leadership skills.”
Congratulations on a great career, and all the best in your retirement. Thanks for serving our community!