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.
Robert Bowen was hired in August of 2007. Robert has an associates degree in electronic engineering. Robert was an electronic engineer for 15 years before becoming a police officer. Robert is a field training officer, arrest control instructor, Taser instructor and is responsible for the reports to National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for the department. Robert enjoys being with his family when not working.
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.
Mark Jarvis was hired in February 2013 as a Reserve Officer and accepted a full time position in January of 2014. Mark served five years in the U.S. Navy before obtaining his Colorado Peace Officer Certification at Western Colorado Community College. Mark has 2 years’ experience as a Security Officer at a hospital and 2 more years as a Campus Safety Officer for a university. Mark enjoys spending time with his two kids and playing golf during the summers. Mark is proud to serve the Lochbuie community.