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Tuesday, March 20, 2007
RITTER NAMES DAVID MICHAUD AS CHAIRMAN OF PAROLE BOARD
Gov.Bill Rittertoday nominated former Denver Police Chief David Michaud to serve as chairman of the Colorado Parole Board. Michaud served asDenver's top law officer from 1992 to 1998.
"David truly understands the reforms we are trying to initiate to lowerColorado's unacceptably high prison recidivism and repeat offender rates," Gov. Ritter said. "He is a decorated law officer who will help keep the people ofColoradosafe while bringing an unmatched mixture of skills, leadership and vision to the parole board."
Michaud joined the Denver Police Department in 1967 as a patrol officer, rising through the ranks as a detective, commander and division chief. As chief of police, he oversaw 1,400 sworn officers, 300 support personnel and a budget in excess of $100 million.
Since retiring from the department, Michaud has worked as a consultant to the District Attorney's Office in the 10thJudicial District and the Colorado Mental Health Institute atPueblo.
The governor nominated Michaud to a three-year term as chairman of the parole board. The position pays $91,428 a year and requires Senate approval. Michaud will replace Al Stanley, who was not re-appointed by Gov. Ritter.
The seven-member Board of Parole holds hearings and considers applications for parole and conducts all proceedings involving revocation of parole. The state prison inmate population is approximately 22,400, and about 7,000 people are on parole.