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Scott Cavenah
President  |  Lone Tree Police Department

Sgt. Scott Cavenah started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Federal Heights Police Department. In 1996, Scott moved to the Arvada Police Department where he remained until 2004. In October of 2004, Scott came to the Lone Tree Police Department, where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and helped start the department from scratch. Since being with the Lone Tree Police Department, Scott has supervised the patrol division, started the patrol unit at Park Meadows Mall, and started the traffic unit. Currently, Scott is assigned to the patrol division. During his years of service, Scott has been certified as a Drug Recognition Expert, a laser instructor, a SFST/HGN Instructor, a Field Training Officer and a Terrorism Liaison Officer. Scott also has extensive training in the area of traffic collision investigation and reconstruction and has been the lead accident investigator for the City of Federal Heights, a member of the Adams County Critical Accident Investigation Team and a member of the Arvada Accident Reconstruction Team. Scott holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Mesa State College in Grand Junction and in 2008, he graduated from the 253 class of Northwestern Universities School of Police, Staff, and Command. Scott has served with the Colorado Police Protective Association since September 2010.

Suzette Freidenberger
Vice President  |  Grand Junction Police Department

Suzette Freidenberger started her law enforcement career as a dispatcher with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department in 1998. In 2002 she was hired by the Pueblo Police Department as a patrol officer where she worked for 9 months before moving to Grand Junction. She has worked for the Grand Junction Police Department since late 2002 and during that time has worked as a Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal, and Field Training Officer. Her collateral duties include Crime Scene Investigator and Defensive Tactics Instructor. Suzette also teaches at the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy, where she teaches Defensive Tactics and Report Writing. Suzette has also served on the Grand Junction Peace Officers Association Board for the past ten years and is currently the President of the board.

Nikki Thomas
Secretary  |  Pueblo Police Department

Nikki Thomas started her career in 1998 at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy as worked in the intake section. In 2000 she was hired at the Pueblo Police Department as a patrol officer where she worked on graveyards for two years until she applied and was accepted as a Detective in the Crime Scene Unit, where she is presently. She also teaches at the Pueblo Police Academy, the Citizens’ Academy and assists in teaching classes at the local high schools. Nikki is the current President of the Pueblo Police Benevolent Association. She is also on the board for the Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement.

Paul Frey
 Treasurer |  Grand Junction Police Department (Retired)

Paul is the Criminal Justice Academy Director for the Delta-Montrose Technical College in Delta, Colorado, and Reserve Deputy Sheriff for Delta County assigned to the College. Paul has over 38 years of law enforcement experience, starting in 1973 with the Lake County Sheriff's Office as a dispatcher/jailer for 3 months then was promoted to a road deputy assigned to the Twin Lakes Division. In 1975 he joined the Leadville Police Department and achieved the rank of Sergeant. In 1981 he he joined the Grand Junction Police Department, where he was an FTO, CSI, the general investigation, and traffic unit Sergeant. In addition, he had collateral duties as the HGN/SFST & DRE coordinator, intoxilyzer instructor, D.O.T. inspections, and as a member of the accident reconstruction team. Paul retired from Grand Junction in 2008 after serving more than 27 years. Since then, Paul has worked two seasons as a seasonal State Ranger for Colorado State Parks at James M. Robb Colorado River State Park. Paul is an active Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate with Clifton Volunteer fire department and teaches the Alive @25 driver awareness program.

Ben Leach
Board Member |  Castle Rock Police Department

Ben is a patrol officer of the Castle Rock Police Department. He has been the designer of the CPPA's Combat Pistol Match for several years and is a tactical officer with an interest and teaching certifications in several specialized law enforcement use of force related disciplines. Ben is a contributing author to the CPPA's Law Enforcement Journal and is the author of our tactical article. Ben also has an interest in officer legal defense coverage and is a member of the Legal Defense Committee. "It's a privilege to be a part of an association that's served Colorado peace officers since 1922," says Ben. "I hope I can make a small contribution to keep that legacy strong."

Cindy Cohn
Board Member  |  Grand Junction Police Department

I started my law enforcement career in North Carolina with the Durham Police Department in 1998. I worked as a Patrol Officer and Property Crimes Investigator. In 2004, I was hired by the Grand Junction Police Department. I have worked as a Patrol Officer, been assigned to Mesa State College, and since 2011, have been a member of the department's Homeless Outreach Team. My collateral duties include Crisis Intervention Teams Coordinator for the Grand Junction Police Department, a member of the Grand Junction Police Departments Crisis Negotiation Team. I teach Colorado Revised Statutes for the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy.

Sergeant John Crowley
Board Member  |  City of Lone Tree Police Department

Sergeant John Crowley holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and has been with the Lone Tree Police Department since 2007. Sergeant Crowley began his career in Law Enforcement and is currently assigned to the patrol division as a day shift Sergeant.  Prior to his employment with the City of Lone Tree,  Crowley worked for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office as a field-training officer in detentions, patrol and court services. Sergeant Crowley is a P.O.S.T. Certified Advanced Field Training Officer who has trained over 55 officers.  He is a P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Driving Instructor, a Tactical Vehicle Intervention Instructor and is a certified TASER/ AXON Master Instructor who has taught over 300 officers, deputies and civilians in the proper use of the TASER/AXON Systems.

Officer Felicia McQueen

Felicia began her career in public service as a Paramedic for several years before earning her POST certification in 2000.  After working several years with both the Durango Police Department and Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, Felicia became a Patrol Officer with the Pueblo Police Department in 2011.  Felicia’s law enforcement career has included bike patrol, a SWAT Marksman/Observer member, a Drug Recognition Expert, Forensic Interviewer, and Field Training Officer.  Felicia is currently a member of the Pueblo Police Honor Guard team and bike patrol.  She was recently sworn in as a board member for the Pueblo Police Benevolent Association and is excited to begin serving her fellow law enforcement officers as a board member for the CPPA.


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