Colin Blackburn – Featured SUPD Officer 

Colin Blackburn, Patrol Officer, Southern Ute Police Department
Photo Credit: Courtesy SUPD


I was born and raised in the local and surrounding communities. For most of my working career I was doing residential construction and working in the oil field.  

A few years ago, I decided to make a career change to law enforcement. I was fortunate to be hired by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as a Detention Officer at the Southern Ute Detention Center. After spending some time there, I accepted a position for a Patrol Officer Trainee position at the Southern Ute Police Department. 

After months of being away at the academy, months of training, and the changes that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am a proud Patrol Officer for the Southern Ute Police Department. 

I would like to say thank you to the Southern Ute Tribe, J&R, BIA, and everyone who has helped me achieve this milestone in my career. I could not have done it without you.  

Regards, Colin Blackburn 






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