CSU announced its official campaign to replace former police chief Dexter Yarbrough Wednesday just more than a month after the embattled law enforcement officer resigned March 9 after CSU commissioned a Colorado Bureau of Investigation probe into his conduct.
Brad Bohlander, CSU’s chief spokesperson said in a press release that Interim President Tony Frank commissioned the 11-person committee, chaired by Vice President of Student Affairs Blanche Hughes, for the national search.
The committee, which includes members of the CSU Police Department and university legal counsel, plans to have the new chief hired by the time classes start in the fall.
It plans to hold public opinion forums for position candidates and be open to suggestions from the Fort Collins and CSU communities for possible contenders.
Interim chief Frank Johnson will continue to lead the department until a new chief is hired, according to the release.