Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Susan Redmond Fills New Chief Compliance Officer Role

Susan Redmond stepped into the newly created role of CDPS Chief Compliance Officer on Aug. 1, 2016. As CCO, Susan will ensure that CDPS has effective and efficient policies and procedures in place, that they are well-understood and complied with by all employees, and that the CDPS is complying with all regulatory requirements.

Her work will play a critical role in helping our divisions assess and mitigate risk, reduce vulnerability to fraud, and enhance our service to the public through standards and compliance.

Susan joins CDPS after serving as the Compliance and Audit Director for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, where she developed and oversaw all aspects of the agency’s Internal Audit Program. She brings a wealth of experience in public safety, including law enforcement, criminal justice, communications and marketing, prevention, case management, planning, policy, accreditation and judicial review. Susan is passionate about streamlining internal processes and creating policy to clarify and ensure professionalism, and she has been sought out by agencies throughout the state for her auditing skills and expertise.

As an Assessor for the Colorado Chiefs of Police and County Sheriffs of Colorado Professional Standards Committee, she led or participated on Accreditation Teams for police departments and sheriff’s offices throughout Colorado. In addition, she led the internal accreditation preparatory process for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, which is one of only three sheriff's offices in Colorado to receive accreditation.

Adept at navigating the unique culture and exigencies of the law enforcement world, Susan has a strong understanding of chain of command, the internal affairs process, the political ramifications of our work and the importance of always keeping the public we serve in mind. She also has a demonstrated ability to identify and address upcoming trends in law enforcement; for example, with the publication of the final rule for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2012, Susan forecasted the need for a network of resources and a specialized certification through the Department of Justice. She was certified as a DOJ PREA Auditor in July 2015.

 Susan has served on a variety of boards, committees and professional organizations, including the Colorado Judicial Performance Commission for the 21st Judicial District, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Local Government Auditors, and the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association Board, where she served in multiple positions including President. In 2015, she received the designation as a National Certified Internal Affairs Investigator/Supervisor. In 2015 she completed Peace Officers Standard Training and became a sworn deputy for the Mesa County Sheriff's Office while continuing her role in Compliance and Audit.

Susan is married with four sons (ranging in age from 4 to 27) and one granddaughter. She enjoys the outdoors and spends her free time on family-centered activities.

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