Police Chief Selected for the City of Idaho Springs

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Police Chief selected for the City of Idaho Springs

Contact: Andrew Marsh, City Administrator (303) 567-4421, admin@idahospringsco.com

Idaho Springs, Colorado – February 17, 2021.  Nathan Buseck, second in command with the City of Cheyenne, Wyoming Police Department, has been selected from 19 applicants as the next Chief of Police for the City of Idaho Springs, Colorado.  He was confirmed by the City Council following a community forum and interviews last week with him and two other finalists.

“Through an open and transparent process, City Council had a thoughtful discussion about who should move our police department into the future,” said Mayor Michael Hillman.  “Thank you to those who tuned in to our public engagement and provided questions and feedback.  This is a very exciting time for our community.”

Buseck has served with the Cheyenne Police Department for 21 years in various positions including Officer/Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and most recently Captain.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from the University of New Mexico where he played division 1 soccer and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Buseck will begin work on April 5, 2021 and will replace Chief Chris Malanka who will be retiring effective March 1, 2021.  Lieutenant Mark Hanschmidt will be the Acting Chief of Police during the interim.  Chief Malanka will be recognized for his more than five years of service at the City Council meeting on February 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.