Update from the Firestone Mayor and Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees understands that many residents are closely monitoring the situation regarding our Police Chief. As a Board, we have seen many questions raised. And while we’re pleased to see so many Firestone residents engaged, we want to make sure everyone has access to information that is both factual and reliable.
In response to allegations of misconduct and in accordance with Town of Firestone policy, Police Chief David Montgomery was placed on paid Administrative Leave on February 17, 2021, so that an investigation could be conducted. That investigation is underway.
One question that has been asked of us is regarding CIRSA’s role. (CIRSA – Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency provides the Town insurance and guidance as part of its overall risk management.) When recent allegations surfaced, the Town was advised directly by CIRSA that it needed to have an investigation conducted by an independent third-party. That is exactly what is happening. The Town has sought and is following CIRSA guidance at every step of this process.
We understand that there is some confusion regarding the Town Manager’s role in this process. The Town Manager had no role in selecting the investigator and has no role in the investigation itself. The investigator is an independent third-party.
Given the ongoing status of the investigation and the fact that this is a personnel matter, the Board of Trustees cannot comment further on any aspect regarding Chief Montgomery’s status.
Command staff in the Police Department is managing the Department’s daily operations. The men and women of the Firestone Police Department continue to serve our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Board of Trustees wants to thank everyone that supports Chief Montgomery. We all have a deep admiration and appreciation for him and his service to the Town. Please don’t mistake our required silence as a lack of support. We are simply unable to comment on an ongoing investigation. Thank you to all those who support Chief Montgomery. We are truly hoping for the best possible outcome.