2016 Veterans Local Government Management Fellow (VLGMF), Eddie Ruiz, has been selected to attend the Denver County Sheriff’s Training Academy to receive his Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certification and serve as a Deputy Sheriff.  

Prior to retiring as a U.S. Army First Sergeant, Eddie served as a Fellow with the Pueblo West, Parks and Recreation Department. Eddie’s leadership and management experience made him an integral and valued member of the the Parks and Recreation team. His experience during the Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship gave him a solid foundation in local government management and provided opportunities to work with the community and gain valuable experience in local government operations.

Following his Fellowship, Ruiz decided to remain in local government and applied for a career in local law enforcement. In order for Ruiz to be selected, he first had to complete a comprehensive selection process, including numerous tests, interviews, and a thorough background investigation. As a new recruit, he will be exposed to 20 weeks of intensive training on a variety of subjects, including: Inmate Management, Firearms,  Physical fitness,  Emergency driving, and Report writing.  Ruiz will officially report to the academy on April 17th.

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