Parachute Police Department receives award from peers |

Parachute Police Department receives award from peers

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

PARACHUTE, Colorado – The Parachute Police Department recently received accreditation from its peers by earning the Professional Standards Compliance Award, which recognizes outstanding police and sheriff’s departments throughout Colorado based on 186 established professional standards.

Basalt Police Chief Keith Ikeda, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), presented the award to Chief Cary L. Parmenter during the Dec. 10 Parachute Council meeting. Standards such as ethics, organization, crime prevention, operations and others were verified by an on-site assessment, and the Parachute Police Department met or exceeded the established standards. The accreditation program is sanctioned by CACP and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, which represent all local and county law enforcement in Colorado.

According to Chief Ikeda, the Parachute Police Department earned the recognition due to its commitment to provide quality law enforcement services in partnership with the community. There are 232 law enforcement agencies in Colorado, and only 35 of these agencies are accredited. “Gaining this accreditation was not an easy process, and it involved a lot of work and commitment by the entire department,” said Chief Parmenter.

The Parachute Police Department includes six sworn officers and 1 civilian employee and is committed to providing the highest quality of police services to its residents, businesses and guests. Chief Parmenter said the department also is committed to improving service delivery on an ongoing basis, resulting in a safer community.

For more information, contact the Parachute Police Department at (970) 285-7809 or visit the Web page at

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