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Alumni Spotlight - Rick Klimek

Rick Klimek attended Montana State for two years and worked in construction before entering the criminal justice program at Aims Community College.

He decided to pursue a career as a police officer when he stopped by an Aims booth at the Weld County Fair. He worked milking cows with his father-in-law at the time but says he always had an appreciation for the law and had considered going to law school.

In 1985, the town of Windsor was using a Denver-based organization to pool and test applicants for police jobs. Klimek had just accepted a job as a reserve officer in Evans and was planning to become an animal control officer when the Windsor Chief hired him as a patrolman.

“We want to make sure that we get the troops the tools they need to do their jobs and allow them to do what they do best: help the community.”

Klimek is now Windsor’s Chief of Police and refers to Windsor as a garden spot in Colorado because of the quality of life and people here.