|Logistics Services Director Kevin Rants in front of CSP|
vehicles at Camp George West.
“At the end of the day, they have dirty hands and dirty uniforms,” Rants said of his 28 team members, who provide support and resources that make it possible for CDPS divisions to carry out their missions. To put the contribution of Logistics Services into perspective, consider:
- How can Troopers stop a deadly driver if they don't have a functioning patrol vehicle – or a uniform, protective gear, handcuffs and radio, for that matter?
- How can a wildland firefighting team combat a wildfire if their truck is broken down?
- How can a CBI technician complete lab work or a CDPS office worker get work done effectively if the building they work in isn’t functioning properly or isn’t safe to occupy?
|Fleet Management takes care of more than 1,000 CDPS |
vehicles from "cradle to grave," including these CSP motorcycles.
|Logistics Services manages more than 750 line items |
in their warehouse.
- Every article that goes into a Trooper’s uniform – from boots and belts to two different types of hats – in a variety of sizes.
- Medical supplies and first aid kits
- Handcuffs, batons, pepper spray and bullet-proof vests
- Jackets, reflective vests, and even YakTrax.
Facilities Management maintains all CDPS-owned facilities in the state – more than 50 facilities from Fort Morgan to Fort Collins, Cortez to Craig, Limon to Lamar. This small but mighty team of five employees is responsible for about 390,000 square feet of facilities; the largest is the CSP Academy, which they maintain with the help of an inmate work detail. Managing everything from electrical and HVAC to everyday handyman work, this group stays busy non-stop!
|Wildland Fire Logistics team members sometimes deploy |
to wildfires to provide support. Pictured: a pile of hoses
collected for use in fighting a recent wildfire.
Finally, Capital Planning and Development is the smallest branch: one employee with the mighty duty of overseeing all capital projects for the Department.
Most of Logistics Services is stationed at Camp George West in Golden and at the Fort Collins shop, but some workers travel all over the state in service to the CDPS teams they support.
It’s hard, hands-on work—and if you’re interested in having your own hands-on experience alongside Logistics Services, we encourage CDPS employees to attend the Logistics Services open house on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the shop and warehouse in Golden.
You’ll have a chance to:
- Explore the fleet maintenance shop
- Sit in patrol cars and fire vehicles that are built and maintained by the team
- Tour the warehouse
- And even try on a uniform from the clothing fit line!