Susan Hope Quesada
Retired Police Officer 1996-2016 Police Sergeant Breckenridge Police Department
Bachelor Degree Criminal Justice Administration Masters Degree Crime Management
As a police administrator, I was a member of several community groups. These included the US Pro Cycling Challenge. In that group, I worked with various community and state organizations to present a successful statewide race. As part of the special events coordinators in Breckenridge, I routinely worked with a variety of groups and competing interests to plan special events in the area. I also worked with Special Olympics Colorado on the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Tip a Cop projects.
I have not been physically politically active. I have donated less that $100 each to: Democratic National Committee, The Lincoln Project, Hillary Clinton
I believe citizen involvement is essential to a democracy. I prefer not to work for one political party, but rather with an across the board spectrum to ensure a fair elective process.
A well run group is made up of people who truly listen to input from all. I believe one of. Y strengths is to hear what a person says and facilitate discussion with other group members by asking the participants questions that help clarify their thoughts. As for fair and impartial, I was a police officer for 30 years, a sergeant for the last 15 years. I felt it was my responsibility to find all the facts in a case-good or bad for the prosecution-and present them equally in a written report and in my personal testimony. I modeled that to my officers and that quality is the one of which I am most proud.
As a police officer, I was constantly required to set aside emotion and analyze only facts in my decision making. I never started with an expected outcome. I always used the facts and only the facts to determine outcome. It is the only way to make a good decision.