Dyer honored for 31 years of service | PostIndependent.com

Dyer honored for 31 years of service

City Manager Matt Sturgeon presented a "Distinguished Service" award to Rifle Police Chief John Dyer on Thursday afternoon
Carlos Cornejo / Special to the Telegram |

Rifle Police Chief John Dyer was honored for more than 30 years of “Distinguished Service” on Jan. 29 with a plaque from the city of Rifle.

“I was very surprised,” Dyer said afterwards. “We give out awards through a committee, but I’m the chair of the committee, so I’m not in the system. This was very meaningful because it came from the employees.”

As of Monday, Dyer has been in law enforcement for 31 years. He began his duties as the Rifle Police chief in August 2012, after the retirement of former longtime chief Daryl Meisner.

“He’s incredible,” said Robin Steffen, officer manager at the Rifle Police Department, who has worked with Dyer for more than a year. “He’s positive, a visionary and very forward-thinking about what will take us to the next level. It’s an amazing atmosphere here and he has created that.”

Dyer said he continues to enjoy his job in law enforcement.

“It’s really been a phenomenal career,” Dyer said. “I love the profession and most of all, I love working with people.”

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