Military Veterans at TPD: Serving Country and Community

The Thornton Police Department would like to thank all current military personnel and military veterans for their service in the United States Armed Forces! We welcome military veterans who want to be a part of a rewarding career in public safety. You may continue your commitment to serve with pride for a cause greater than yourself by becoming a Thornton Police Officer and committing your time, professionalism and dedication to the citizens of our great city! The skills you gained during your time of service, such as working well under pressure, serving with honor, giving and following direction, and above all leadership, will assist you in your success as a civilian police officer.

The City of Thornton offers significant benefits for qualifying veterans:

Several Thornton Police Officers have used their military experience to transition smoothly into law enforcement. We currently have 3 police officers who are retired military service members:

Deputy Chief Leroy Cross
Marine Corps
SgtMaj (Ret.), 30 years

Officer Keith Kramer
Navy
NCCS(SS/AW) (Ret.), 21 years

Troy Jones
Air Force
Maj (Ret.), 22 years


There are an additional 45 former military service members in our department, and of them, five officers are still active reservists. We understand there are specific questions that a military applicant may have prior to applying to become a police officer or may have questions that arise during the hiring process. Because of this, we have two designated Military Liaison Officers who will help you with your transition to becoming a Thornton Police Officer.

Robert Peterson

Officer Bob Peterson, Army
720-977-5569
Robert.Peterson@cityofthornton.net

Ray Ritter

Officer Ray Ritter, Marine Corps
720-977-5601
Ray.Ritter@cityofthornton.net

If you would like to speak with an officer who represents another branch of our military, please contact Academy Coordinator Kimberly Twinem at Kimberly.Twinem@cityofthornton.net. Thank you for your service!