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Nikki Thomas
President  |  Pueblo Police Department

Nikki Thomas started her career in 1998 at the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy and was assigned to the intake section. In 2000 she was hired at the Pueblo Police Department as a patrol officer. In 2002 she applied and was accepted as a Detective in the Crime Scene Unit, where she dedicated 18 years of her career to the specialized unit. On February 21st, 2020, Nikki was promoted to Sergeant and is currently assigned to graveyard patrol. Nikki teaches at the Pueblo Police Law Enforcement 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 and the Pueblo Police Benevolent Association Charitable Foundation. 



Alan Geary

Vice-President  |  Aurora Police Department (Retired)










Paul Frey
Treasurer/Secretary |  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.


Richard Resling

Board Member | Colorado Springs Police Department (Retired)


Graduated from SUNY at Farmingdale, NY with an A.S. in Criminal Justice; received a B.S. in Criminal Justice from SUNY at Buffalo State, NY. Relocated to Colorado Springs and joined the Colorado Springs Police Department; served in traffic, patrol and investigations divisions. Worked in the Intelligence unit and was P.I.O. for five years; retired in 1999 at the rank of lieutenant. Member of CPPA for entire career and through the present. Board trustee representing the CSPD, served as the vice president, culminating in the president position. Remain as a member to-date; rejoined the board in September 2019. Member of the U.S. Olympic Team delegation providing staff security and team security briefings in country during six Olympic Games. Sailed on Semester at Sea, a shipboard study abroad program, as a security officer of the program sailing on three around-the-world academic voyages and three regional voyages in Europe and Central America. Member of the International Police Association, a worldwide friendship organization of active and retired police officers. Currently serve as the president of U.S. Region 17, representing Colorado and Wyoming. Member of the Pikes Peak Range Riders Association, a horse-riding club preserving the Western heritage and promoting the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.


Roger Schneider

Board Member |  Pueblo Police Department


Roger began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office as both a patrol and jail deputy, where he remained for just under a year. In 2002 he joined the Fountain Police Department where he was a patrol officer, narcotics detective and member of the SWAT team. In 2010 Roger became a Criminal Investigator with Colorado Division of Gaming, where he worked in the Cripple Creek Field Office and Headquarters/Background Unit in Golden. Roger accepted a police officer position at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo in 2014, where he was a field training officer and within a few months promoted to the rank of lieutenant. In 2016, Roger joined the Pueblo Police Department as a Police Patrol Officer, and in September 2019, became a Detective with the Crime Scene Unit. Roger is currently the Treasurer for the Pueblo Police Benevolent Association, a Driving Instructor, member of the Honor Guard, Peer Support Team, Recruiting Team and Crime Scene Sketch Team. 













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