Police chief finalists to visit campus

Three finalists for the position of executive director of public safety and chief of police will visit campus May 3, 4 and 8.

The finalists will meet with campus leaders, department members and have open forums with the campus community.

The finalists, and the time, date and location of their forums are:

  • Joseph Ribeiro, chief of police, Manitou Springs Police Department. He began with the department in 2012. Previously, he was a police commander in Vail and served for more than 20 years in various positions with the Norfolk, Virginia, Police Department. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University, Norfolk, Virginia, and master’s degree from the University of Virginia.
    His campus forum is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. May 3 in University Center 309.
  • Marc Pino, interim chief of police, UCCS. He began with the department in 2005, serving as an officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant before being named interim chief in Aug. 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UCCS and is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program in the School of Public Affairs.
    His campus forum is scheduled for 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. May 4 in University Center 124.
  • Catherine Buckley, police lieutenant, Colorado Springs Police Department. She began with the department in 1994, holding a variety of positions including police sergeant, public information officer and acting division commander. She earned an associate’s degree from Pikes Peak Community College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCCS.
    Her campus forum is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. May 8 in University Center 124.

Complete candidate biographies and evaluation forms will be available at the forums or in advance by contacting Melanie Strescino, police administrative programs specialist, Public Safety Department, mstresci@uccs.edu.

The next executive director of public safety will replace Brian McPike who accepted a position with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in August 2016.

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