Deputy chief named Commerce City police chief

Troy Smith, for nine years a deputy chief with the Grand Junction Police Department, has been selected as the new chief of police in Commerce City.

Troy Smith

Smith brings to his new duties 22 years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to joining the Grand Junction force, he served as executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Safety Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute and Colorado Police Corps. He also worked for 10 years with the Thornton Police Department.

“Commerce City is a wonderful, vibrant community, and I’m honored to have been selected to lead the police department,” Smith said.

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper called Smith a gifted law enforcement professional. “I’m grateful for the exceptional service that he provided to the Grand Junction Police Department and pleased that the Commerce City Police Department will benefit from his many skills.”