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Posted on: March 1, 2023

City of Aspen Announces Selection of Next Police Chief

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City of Aspen Announces Selection of Next Police Chief

City Manager Sara Ott has announced that Kim Ferber has accepted a conditional offer of employment to be the City of Aspen’s new Police Chief. Ferber was selected following a comprehensive, nationwide selection process.

"We’re excited for Kim to join the team and are confident that she will be an excellent addition to the City of Aspen Police Department and community,” said City Manager Sara Ott. “She brings an extensive law enforcement and leadership background to this role, and we look forward to collaborating with her as she builds on Aspen’s legacy of community policing.”

Ferber is an innovative, empathetic and transparent leader with more than 27 years of rural, suburban and state law enforcement experience. She brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills to her new role. In her most recent role as Operations Commander at the Sterling Police Department, she was responsible for leading a municipal law enforcement agency serving 13,739 residents in a rural environment. 

Please visit, for more information, updates on the recruitment process, candidate bios and resumes, and an opportunity to leave feedback.

Kimberly Ferber Photograph

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