CU Denver Anschutz hires new chief of police

Randy Repola will be joining the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus as the Chief of Police. Randy will begin his position on April 17, 2017, assuming the role previously held by Doug Abraham who is retiring in early May. This overlap allows for a smooth leadership transition.

Randy Repola
Randy Repola, the new CU Denver | Anschutz Chief of Police

Randy has spent nearly 20 years in the police force. He most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Police at CU Boulder. In this role, he oversaw patrol, investigations and security units with 40 full-time employees. He served as the department representative for the FBI’s Northern Colorado Joint Terrorism Task Force. Randy has strong fiscal management experience as well. While working at CU Boulder, he managed budgets for his assigned units and other capital investments, and he holds an MBA from Colorado State University. Randy attended both the FBI National Academy and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Executive Development Institute.
As Chief of Police, Randy will oversee all CU Denver | Anschutz University Police activities. University Police are based on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus but the Chief of Police has statutory authority over both CU Anschutz and CU Denver. Additionally, the Chief of Police oversees the University of Colorado South Denver. In order to ensure the safety of students, staff, faculty and all campus visitors, University Police collaborate with police departments throughout the Denver metro area, including the city of Denver, the Auraria Higher Education Center, the city of Aurora and the city of Lone Tree. 
Randy will succeed current Chief of Police Doug Abraham, who led the CU Denver | Anschutz University Police for over 12 years. Doug revolutionized community policing efforts at CU Denver | Anschutz and prioritized preventative safety measures across both campuses. (Read a recent CU Anschutz Today profile on Doug, highlighting his many accomplishments over the years.) After serving in the police force for more than 40 years, Doug is looking forward to retirement with his wife, daughters and grandchildren. We thank Doug for his many years of service to our campuses.

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