The Patrol Division is responsible for responding to calls for service throughout the Town of Lochbuie. The Lochbuie community is protected by a compliment of seven full-time officers and four reserve officers who provide service 24-hours a day.
Sergeant Carlos Ramirez began his career in law enforcement in 1998 with the Town of Wiggins. Since then, Carlos worked for Dacono and Firestone PD before finding a home with the Lochbuie Police Department. Carlos has past experience as a SWAT team member. Carlos is currently a field training officer and firearms instructor, he is also trained in crisis intervention. Carlos enjoys working for a fast growing town.
Makar Palissa beganhislaw enforcement career as a Police Officer with theFrisco Police Departmentin 2006 and in, 2008started withLochbuie. Makar graduated fromRed Rocks Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy, studied Criminal Justice at theUniversity of Colorado at Denverand completed the Supervision of Police Personnel course at theNorthwestern University Center for Public Safety. Currently, Makar has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Bellevue University. Makar has received training in Child Sexual Abuse investigation, Crisis Intervention Team, Law Enforcement Ground Tactics, Dynamics of Domestic Violence and Hostage Negotiations. Makar is the Radar/Lidar instructor as well as a Firearms instructor. Makar also serves as a Hostage Negotiator with the Weld County Crisis Negotiation Team. Makar speaks Ukrainian, Russian and Polish. Makarbelieves that one of the major tasks of police officers is to promote community-oriented policing by establishing a working relationship based on trust and respect with the community they serve.
Dan Ohlingerwas hired as a Reserve Officer in February of 2013. Dan then gracefully accepted a full time Police Officer position in June of 2013. Dan attended the police academy at Arapahoe Community College, graduating with awards in driving and firearms. Dan is “proud to be working for such a wonderful town and police department”, and has always wanted to be a part of a growing community. During Dan's time off, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.