Director of County Sheriffs Elected to Board

Jul 9th, 2013

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA (CHS) is pleased to announce that Christopher H. Olson, executive director of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, will serve on its board of directors for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The CHS board currently includes 10 members from a variety of fields and interests.

In addition to his executive director role, Olson is a reserve deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the co-founder and chair of Ready Colorado, the vice president of Metro Denver Crime Stoppers, a member of the Colorado Public Utility Commission’s 911 Task Force, and serves on several boards, committees and entities. He has earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver, along with two bachelor’s degrees, and served as an officer with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Olson’s 31-year career also has included firefighting and paramedicine, and he has been a training officer, incident commander, Executive Fire Officer Program graduate of the National Fire Academy, certified peace officer, graduate of the FBI National Academy’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, a president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and former director of Safety Services for the City of Englewood, serving as both the police chief and fire chief.

"I am pleased to welcome Chris to the Colorado Humane Society Board," said Scott C. Johnson, chairman of the CHS board of directors. "As a leader with vast experience in the law enforcement field, Chris will bring great expertise and support to the board."

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA works with local law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and prevent the cruelty and neglect of companion animals and horses (excluding livestock) within the state. The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, Colorado-based nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with national advocacy groups or government agencies.

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA serves the following counties:

  • Alamosa
  • Bent
  • Chaffee
  • Conejos
  • Costilla
  • Crowley
  • Custer
  • Elbert
  • Fremont
  • Huerfano
  • Kiowa
  • Lake

 

  • Las Animas
  • Lincoln
  • Mineral
  • Morgan
  • Otero
  • Phillips
  • Prowers
  • Rio Grande
  • Saguache
  • Sedgwick
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Yuma
 


ABOUT THE COLORADO HUMANE SOCIETY & SPCA

The Colorado Humane Society & SPCA is an independent, Colorado-based nonprofit organization. We operate entirely on donations and are not affiliated with any national advocacy group or government agency, such as the Humane Society of the United States or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We work with local law enforcement and government agencies to investigate and prevent the cruelty and neglect of companion animals and horses–NOT livestock–in numerous Colorado counties and to educate the public about humane animal care. For more information, to donate or to report animal cruelty or neglect, contact the Colorado Humane Society & SPCA at info@coloradohumane.org or (800) 249-5121.