Chief Metz Announces Appointment of New Commander and Other Leadership Team Changes 
Darin Parker Named New District 3 Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Darin Parker to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of District 3 and command 113 personnel. District 3 provides law enforcement services to Southeast Aurora which covers approximately 53 square miles and serves approximately 141,000 residents.

Commander Parker started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department in 1989. In 1995 he moved north to Colorado and joined the Aurora Police Department. He later promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Crimes Against Person’s Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit where he investigated serious felony crimes.

In 2002 Commander Parker was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a patrol team, the Pattern Crimes Unit and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander at District 1 and as the Sector Commander for District 2. He also commanded the Narcotics Section and the Operations Support Section (SWAT and K-9 Units).

During the summer of 2016 Commander Parker completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has also completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organization Course and the University of Denver Executive Leadership Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.

Lieutenant Brett Parvin, New Executive Officer to the Chief of Police

Chief Metz has selected Lieutenant Brett Parvin to serve as his Executive Officer. He will oversee the department's community outreach efforts and command the Media Relations and Recruiting Units. He most recently served as the Commanding Officer of the department's Record Section where he was oversaw the operations of 51 employees, including 5 civilian supervisors and one Sergeant.

Lieutenant Parvin, who grew up in Aurora joined the Aurora Police Department in 2000. During his time as a Patrol Officer he was assigned to patrol and the District 2 Police Area Representative Unit. In 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Agent (detective) and was assigned to the District 1 Crimes Against Persons Unit. In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as Sergeant he supervised two patrol teams, the Support Services Unit, and the Emergency Response Team (ERT).  In 2012 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander and Sector Commander for District 2 before being assigned to command the department's Record Section.

Lieutenant Parvin earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

Other Executive Leadership Team Changes

Commander Harry Glidden, the Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau will now serve as the Commander for District 1. District 1 provides law enforcement services to West Aurora. It is 19 square miles in size and serves approximately 122,000 residents. He will command 165 personnel.

Commander Eric Stewart, the Commander for District 1 will now serve as the Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Captain Terry Brown, the Deputy Commander for District 1 will now serve as the Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Bureau. He will command Investigative Support Section and Narcotics Section. 

Captain Bob Stef, The Commanding Officer of the Special Operations Bureau will now serve as the Deputy Commander of District 1.

Captain Rob McGregor, The Commanding Officer of the Technical and Support Bureau will now serve as the Deputy Commander of District 3.


Commander Darin Parker
Commander Darin Parker

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Posted by camsler@auroragov.org On 04 March, 2017 at 3:26 PM  

 
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