Chief Miles De Young is the 6th Chief of Police in Woodland Park since the department changed from a Marshall’s Office in 1976 to a Police Department. He was appointed August 20th, 2015. Chief De Young served on three different ambulance services as an E.M.T. and been a wildland firefighter with the US Forest Service. He has been honorably discharged from both the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve where he was trained as a military policeman and a psychological warfare specialist. Chief De Young has enjoyed a wide range of experiences from being a dispatcher to attaining the rank of patrol sergeant at three different law enforcement agencies to rising to the level of Chief of Police before his 40th birthday. He is a lifelong learner and is currently working towards his commercial airplane pilot certificate.
Chief De Young has over two decades of progressive law enforcement experience, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Bemidji State University and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from American Military University.