Colorado Springs public safety group recognizes Nelson
01/19/2017

William Nelson CAPS VolunteerCOLORADO SPRINGS – The city’s police and fire chiefs have recognized Bill Nelson, a securities litigation attorney at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, for his longtime support of the Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS) volunteer program.

CAPS volunteers support the Colorado Springs police and fire departments by taking over certain tasks that allow sworn officers and firefighters to focus on mission critical activities.

Nelson was presented a Certificate of Excellence by Police Chief Pete Carey and Fire Chief Ted Collas, recognizing his service as an original Leadership Committee member and guiding successful implementation of strategic plans since the organization’s inception in 2011.

Nelson served as chair of the CAPS Leadership Committee until Dec. 31, 2016 and continues to serve as a committee member.

“Five years and two strategic plans later, we have an active volunteer force exceeding 530 citizens contributing in excess of 69,000 hours annually,” said Nelson. “We are being contacted on a routine basis by police and fire departments around the entire country wanting to establish similar programs.”

In 2014 CAPS received the Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Program award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, topping competition that included London and New York City.

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