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Spezze names Bos undersheriff


Under sheriff John Spezze, who assumes duties of Chaffee County Sheriff in January, 2015, has announced that he will name Derek Bos, Patrol Commander of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office as his new Under Sheriff.

Commander Bos began his career with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 and was assigned as a patrol deputy from 2001 through 2003. Commander Bos then accepted a position with the Bozeman, Montana Police Department as a patrol officer and at the same time earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Commander Bos then returned to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 where he once again accepted a position as a patrol deputy. Over the next several years Commander Bos was promoted to patrol corporal and patrol sergeant before he was promoted to patrol commander in 2011.

In addition to his duties as patrol commander Commander Bos was instrumental in starting the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Team as well as the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Tac Team. Commander Bos has served as the tac team commander since its inception.

Commander Bos was also instrumental in the implementation of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) at both the Salida and Buena Vista School Districts. He continues to train both staff and students in SRP protocol in Salida and Buena Vista.