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This one bore a patch with a large, golden L for the city of Louisville and a badge that read "Chief."
"We're hoping there are things he has learned in Boulder than we can benefit from," Fleming said. "He's got great experience and he can combine that with his unique understanding of Louisville, having lived here."
meeting with the city's various department heads and lunch with Fleming and Deputy City Manager Heather Balser.
According to Hayes' new boss, City Manager Malcolm Fleming, it was the combination of having worked as a commander and administrator of a much larger department Boulder has about 175 officers to Louisville's 32 and his familiarity with the town that made him the right fit.
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"One of the challenges for us in this part of the county is how do we augment each other in term of training and in terms of staffing when training is going on," Hayes said.
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In addition to his past experience in the department, Hayes has been a 25 year resident of Louisville. His house is close enough to the department's headquarters at 992 West Via Appia Way that he can walk there.
During the selection process, through which Hayes rose to the top of 45 applicants, he heard about the need for increased police interaction at the city's schools, which currently share three school resource officers between them.
"Having lived here for years and years, it gives him Vans Khaki the perspective on the sort of gentle policing we want in this community," Muckle said. "And as someone who has been a member of a bigger police force, he knows how it runs and knows what's important to keep the community safe."
Hayes on Monday became the fourth new face to take the reigns of a Boulder County police department in the last two years, joining Erie's Marc Vasquez, the University of Colorado's Melissa Zak and Nederland's Jim Matheney.
There is also a community desire for the department to interact more frequently with the local senior population, Hayes said.
"Many seniors have been here all their lives," he said. "They built this community, so I think we need to hear what they have to say."Perhaps the trickiest thing Hayes will have to manage is how he will maintain a well trained department while balancing needs for service with a relatively small staff. That is a challenge that is shared by neighboring departments in Lafayette and Erie, he said.
Among those who have voiced their support for Hayes is Louisville Mayor Bob Muckle, who said he was "thrilled" with the hiring choice.
"It's a got a good reputation as a well run department and for me it was about being able to come home," he added of his decision to leave the Boulder PD and head east.
The 57 year old Hayes got his start in law enforcement as a Louisville patrol officer in 1977. This week he returns as the department's newly hired top cop the first new chief in more than 20 Mbt Ladies Footwear
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years bringing with him 36 years of experience gained in Boulder, where he rose to the rank of deputy chief.
After spending more than three decades proudly displaying the Boulder Police Department's logo on his sleeve, David Hayes on Monday put on a navy blue shirt of a different sort.
"All of his interactions in both of those meetings made me even more certain he was the right person to hire," Fleming said.
The Boulder Police Department also is also in the market for a new chief after Mark Beckner retired at the end of March. Greg Testa is serving as interim chief.
"It feels like it was good day and really the start of what I think is going to be a great career here," Hayes said toward the end of his first day on the job Monday.
David Hayes gathers his weapon from a holding area at the Louisville Police Department on Monday, his first day as the city's new chief. (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera)
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