Bill is uniquely qualified to be Sheriff, having held leadership positions in the three largest law enforcement agencies in El Paso County; the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, and the Fountain Police Department.
He was raised in Colorado Springs, attended Russell Middle School, graduated from Palmer High School in 1975, and attended Pikes Peak Community College (EPCC at the time) and UCCS.
Bill began his career in public service in 1976 working with E&E and Mountain Valley Ambulance Services as a dispatcher and Emergency Medical Technician.
His law enforcement career began as a volunteer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in 1978 He was hired full time in January 1979.
He graduated from the CSPD Police Academy later that year.
spent the next 20 years serving under four different Sheriff's, holding assignments from Dispatcher, Deputy, Sergeant and Lieutenant.
Along with many years as a patrol deputy, he was assigned to the Investigations Division, managed the Communications Center and both Civil & Fugitive Divisions.
fter his promotion to Lieutenant, he served as a Patrol Shift Commander.
last assignment was in the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division.
As a Lieutenant and an acting Captain, he supervised one of the largest multi-jurisdictional drug task forces in the state of Colorado.
20 year career with the Sheriff's Office
received numerous awards and commendations.
attended many specialized schools and Commander's programs across the country.
Over the years, Bill
has served on the following:
After leaving the Sheriff's Office, Bill obtained his Colorado Real Estate License.
built and ran a highly successful real estate business.
n 2010, Bill joined the Fountain Police Department as the Commander of Police Operations.
He now holds the rank of Deputy Chief of Police, supervising all Law Enforcement functions for the agency.
He continues to work on developing collaborative relationships with the regions' many law enforcement agencies, by researching new and innovative ways of working together.
Bill's reputation as a proven law enforcement professional proceeds him each and every time he
reaches out to collaborate with other public safety professionals.
Bill has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 40 years and has been a registered Republican for over 20 of those years.
will defend all of your Constitutional rights as an elected official.
Bill is a Life Member of the NRA and strong supporter of 2nd Amendment rights and an advocate for concealed carry permits.
Bill Elder P.O. Box 25175, Colorado Springs CO 80936-5175
Committee to Elect Bill Elder for El Paso County
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