The I-70 West Training Region was developed as one of ten POST grant training regions throughout Colorado. The I-70 West Training Region is responsible for applying training and equipment funds on behalf of the law enforcement agencies within the I-70 West Training Region. The region membership includes all law enforcement agencies and active peace officers in Rio Blanco, Garfield, Pitkin, Lake, Eagle, and Summit counties.
Allowable expenses for POST Grant funds include travel costs for peace officers attending official training, back fill, instructor fees, training supplies, and approved equipment supplies. Please visit the Colorado POST Grants page for more information on the regional grant program.
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The I-70 West Training Region is governed by a committee of peace officers in the I-70 West Training Region. Each county is represented by a single board member, an at large chairperson, and the fiscal agent who is a representative of the fiscal agency where the grant has been awarded.
Chief Mike Kite, Silt Police Department
Sgt. Todd Haller, Snowmass Village Police Department
Fiscal Agency Representative
Lake County Board Member
Commander Thomas Whelan, Summit County S.O.
Summit County Board Member
Undersheriff Alex Burchetta, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
Secretary & Pitkin County Board Member
Chief Sam Stewart, Parachute Police Department
Garfield County Board Member
Sgt. Garrett Duncan, Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office
Rio Blanco County Board Member
Sgt. Carrie Buhlman, Eagle Police Department
Eagle County Board Member
Each agency in the I-70 West Region is represented by one or more "Agency Representatives." Agency representatives may be peace officers or civilian personnel in their agency. The agency representative is typically the training manager or agency executive. The agency representatives often attend board meetings, participate in training and equipment needs discussions, and are the liaison between their agency and the I-70 West Training Region.
Grant Coordination (Program Delivery & Grant Management).
The POST Grant also provides for program delivery and grant management funds to the fiscal agency. These funds are crucial to the fiscal agency to manage the grant. The Snowmass Village Police Department contracts with a grant manager to provide necessary program delivery and grant management. The grant manager coordinates board meetings, scholarships awards, meeting minutes, bylaws, program guidelines, training registration, training marketing, and website management.