The Town of Granby, Colorado, Board of Trustees has confirmed the hire and announced Champaign Deputy Chief of Police David Shaffer as its new Chief of Police. Shaffer’s final day with the City of Champaign Police Department will be Aug. 8, 2021.
“It’s been an honor to serve the City of Champaign and our community, and I am grateful for all of the opportunities I have been afforded during my career with the Champaign Police Department,” said Shaffer. “I have been fortunate to work with many great, talented police officers and people throughout my career. Although I am excited for this next opportunity in Colorado and to begin my work there, I will always be appreciative to the women and men of the Champaign Police Department for their hard work and selfless commitment to public service.”
Shaffer is currently the Deputy Chief of Operational Support and Professional Standards for the Champaign Police Department. Shaffer began his law enforcement career in 1991 and has been with the Champaign Police Department since 1998. Throughout his distinguished career, he has held the positions of patrol officer, investigator, firearms instructor, and served as a member of the department SWAT team. He has previously held the rank of Sergeant and Lieutenant in the Patrol Division, and additionally as the Lieutenant and division supervisor for the Criminal Investigations Division. Most recently, he has overseen the Criminal Investigations Division, Professional Standards, Evidence, and Fiscal Administration as Deputy Chief.
Shaffer is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
“Deputy Chief Shaffer has proven himself time and time again as a leader in the law enforcement profession and in the community,” said Chief of Police Anthony Cobb. “I’m not surprised by his appointment to Chief of Police for the town of Granby, and I know they will be pleased with their selection. Dave will bring a level of experience, expertise and care that will help foster community collaboration and support the town and its citizens. Though he will be missed in Champaign, I look forward to following his work as a Police Chief, and I wish him the best in his new leadership role.”
Shaffer will begin his time with the Granby Police Department on August 23.