Nov 8, 2013 12:43 AM by Jennifer Horbelt
EL PASO COUNTY, CO- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will take over law enforcement duties in Green Mountain Falls, effective at midnight November 8th.
Chief of Police Timothy Bradley was asked by city council to step down back in June, but when News 5 inquired as to why he was asked to leave his position, we were told it is a personnel issue.
Green Mountain Falls Mayor Lorrie Worthey says they've made the decision because they are in a transition period and are short handed.
Some people in town News 5 spoke with say they want to know why the Chief Bradley was asked to step down.
"I didn't see anything wrong with our police force that we had," said Green Mountain Falls resident Kim Wart. "I dont know why this town council can't handle keeping a law person here."
Mayor Worthey released the following statement concerning the transition of law enforcement:
"I will ensure that residents will be kept informed about our community's public safety. I have been in touch with Sheriff Maketa and Commissioner Clark and we are collaborating to assure citizen safety."
Technically, just 62% of Green Mountain Falls is actually in El Paso County. The rest is in Teller County. Still, town leaders have decided to leave this interim law enforcement duty to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.