Administration Division

Contact Information: 

Commander Ron Haralson
Professional Standards

General Inquiry: 303-450-8892
Emergency/Crime: 911

Media Relations: 303-450-8961 or

Northglenn Police Department
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233

Administration Division


The Administrative Division consists of one commander, one professional standards sergeant and one training sergeant.

The commander is responsible for:
• Budget
• Fleet and equipment procurement
• Grant writing
• Policy and procedure creation and revision
• Writing and reviewing legal contracts
• Inter-governmental agreements with other professional entities
• Provides legal guidance to Chief of Police on administrative or legal issues facing the department

The professional standards sergeant is responsible for:
• Assessing personnel and organizational performance and accountability
• Conducting staff inspections
• Coordinating the hiring and recruiting of both sworn and civilian positions
• Investigating complaints of employee misconduct
• Media relations

The training sergeant is responsible for:
• Training newly hired employees
• Annual training for personnel
• Professional development training for staff.
• Assists with recruiting, hiring and background investigations for job applicants

The Northglenn/Thornton Special Weapons and Tactics Team also fall under the Administrative Division.

Division Commander

Commander Ron Haralson
Commander Ron Haralson

Commander Ron Haralson joined the Northglenn Police Department in 1997. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, and Commander in 2015. During his time with Northglenn, Commander Haralson has held the positions of police officer, detective, patrol sergeant and professional standards sergeant. He has served as an armorer, driving instructor, field training officer and firearms instructor. Commander Haralson is also the chairperson of the Northglenn Police Pension Board. Prior to becoming a police officer, Commander Haralson served in the U.S. Army for over eight years.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233