Idaho Springs announces Chief of Police Finalists and Community Forum

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The City of Idaho Springs is pleased to announce the three finalists chosen from 19 applicants for the position of Chief of Police:

  • Nathan Buseck is a Captain and second in command with the Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department where he has served for 21 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from the University of New Mexico and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

  • Michael Dolan recently retired as Police Commander for the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in Naples, Florida where he served for 36 years.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in business management and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Hodges University.  He also earned a Master of Global Studies from Liberty University and has a second home in Erie, Colorado.

  • Misty Siderfin most recently served as Chief of Police for the Town of Serverance, Colorado where she was hired to create the Town’s first police department.  Previously, she served for 14 years with the Town of Silverthorne, Colorado Police Department where she attained the rank of Patrol Sergeant/Commander and served as Interim Chief.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Regis University and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from Grand Canyon University.

The public is invited to attend a virtual Community Forum on Thursday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m. where each finalist will provide a brief statement and answer prepared questions.  The Forum will be live-streamed on the City’s website at  Anyone who would like to submit suggested questions or topics is asked to contact City Administrator Andrew Marsh at or 303-567-4421.  In-person interviews will be conducted on Friday, February 12 by a professional panel and the City Council.  A selection will then be announced as soon as available.