Torrington Taps Colorado Cop As New Police Chief

TORRINGTON, Wyo. – Fort Collins police sergeant Matt Johnson is Torrington’s new Chief of Police. The 19-year law enforcement veteran was appointed by Mayor Randy Adams and confirmed Tuesday night by the Torrington City Council. He’ll start work June 15th.

Mayor Adams says Johnson brings a wealth of experience and training to Torrington as well as a strong committment to the community.

Johnson says he can’t wait to start and is looking forward to working with Interim Chief Mike Matthews and all the highly skilled and professional members of the Torrington Police Department.

Johnson’s varied law enforcement experience includes stints as a special agent criminal investigator with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a school resource officer, SWAT team member, and hazmat instructor.

He holds a master’s degree in business administration and is an online course instructor at Regis University in Denver. He also has FBI training endorsements and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Johnson is married with a children; a daughter at the University of Wyoming, a high school daughter who is graduating and will attend the Nebraska Western School of Nursing in Scottsbluff, and a son who will be a senior this fall at Torrington High School.

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