Sheriff Justin Smith and Sgt . Jim Anderson, Berthoud’s acting Police Chief, are the featured speakers. RSVP via this website or by calling 970-482-1840.
Justin Smith is honored and proud to serve as your County Sheriff.
He was elected as the 28th Sheriff of Larimer County and assumed office in January of 2011. Prior to that, he served as a member of the agency since 1991. Sheriff Smith keeps his eye towards the future, while being very mindful to history of the Office of Sheriff and the importance of the values and principles of our Constitutional Republic. Sheriff Smith’s priorities for the office include:
- Standing strong for the citizens of Larimer County
- Delivering extremely high quality public safety services
- Continually seeking ways to increase efficiencies in the operations of the office
- Assuring that all persons are treated with dignity and fairness
Sheriff Smith has spent a lifetime preparing himself for the challenges of the office. In addition to his more than a quarter century of law enforcement and leadership experience, Sheriff Smith has completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of several of the most elite law enforcement leadership programs in the nation, including the FBI National Academy, the National Sheriffs Institute and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.
Believing in the duty to prepare future generations for the challenges that lie ahead, Sheriff Smith has also been an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at Colorado State University and has been an instructor, presenter and panelist at dozens of leadership programs.
Justin and his wife, Anne are proud parents of two young adult sons and they make their home in Fort Collins.
Sgt. Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson began his career with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in 1996. He has served as a Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer, Evidence Technician, Hostage Negotiator, and Corporal in the Crime Lab. In 2007, Jim was promoted to Sergeant overseeing the Crime Lab, where he served until 2014.
Jim was raised on a farm south of Johnstown, and shortly after graduation from high school served in the U.S. Army for six years. In 1982, he became a firefighter for the Town of Johnstown, and in 1989 he began his law enforcement career with the Johnstown Police Department, earning the rank of patrol sergeant prior to moving to the Sheriff’s Office.
In 2014, the Town of Berthoud dissolved their police department and contracted with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for their law enforcement services. Jim, a long-time resident of Berthoud, applied for the position, and the Berthoud Town Board selected him as their new “Chief of Police.”
Jim is married with three adult children and two grandchildren.