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911 Authority Board

The El Paso – Teller County Authority Board is composed of nine members.

Three members are appointed by the Colorado Springs City Council to represent the City. One member is appointed to represent Teller County. Two appointments are made by the El Paso County Commissioners, and represent El Paso County at Large. The remaining three members are appointed by the Authority to represent cities, towns, military and special districts.

Each Authority member can serve a maximum of two three-year terms. Considerable time is given by those who serve on the Board to assure that the 911 system in El Paso and Teller Counties operates in a highly professional manner.


Representing City of Colorado Springs

Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Deputy Chief Mark Smith became a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1985.  After serving as a patrol officer, he worked as a detective in the department’s Economic Crime Unit and in the Sex Crimes/Crimes Against Children Unit.  After being promoted to sergeant in 1992, he served as a patrol supervisor and as a detective sergeant.

Following his promotion to lieutenant in 1999, he worked as a patrol watch commander, SWAT commander, and as the head of the department’s Violent Crimes Section, which includes the Homicide, Robbery and Victim Advocacy Units.

After his promotion to Commander in April of 2011, he was assigned to the Sand Creek Division until being promoted to Deputy Chief in March of 2012.

Deputy Chief Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is a 2012 graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police.

1st Term: 04/09/13 to 05/25/16

You can contact Mark Smith by mail:
705 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7402
Fax: 719-578-6169

Representing City of Colorado Springs

Vincent Niski

Vincent Niski
I moved to Colorado Springs in 1970 and have been a resident here for 43 years.  I attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982.  I have been married for 33 years and have three wonderful children.  I have been a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department for 25 years and am currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of the Operations Support Bureau.

I look forward to contributing to the success of the El Paso-Teller County Enhanced 9-1-1 Authority Board.

1st Term: 02/25/14 to 02/25/17

You can contact Vincent Niski by mail:
705 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-444-7404
Fax: 719-578-6169

Representing City of Colorado Springs

Michael Dalton ,  Chairman of the Board

Michael Dalton
Battalion Chief Mike Dalton became a member of the Colorado Springs Fire Department in 1981. He has been involved in the Hazmat, High Angle Rescue, Heavy Rescue, and community education programs.

He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996. Serving as the Training Lt. After promoting to captain in 2003 he as assigned to the division of the Fire Marshall supervisingcommunity education, existing building insepctions and fire investigations.

He promoted to Battalion Chief in 2010 and has recently been assigned as the Training Chief.

Chief Dalton has a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regis University.

1st Term: 03/27/12 to 03/24/14

2nd Term: 03/24/14 to 03/24/17

You can contact Michael Dalton by mail:
375 Printers Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Phone: 719-385-7261
Fax: 719-385-7386

Representing El Paso County

Dave Rose

Dave Rose
As Chief Public Information Officer for El Paso County, Dave is responsible for a wide range of information programs, public outreach and citizen engagement initiatives for El Paso County.

Prior to joining county staff in 2008, Dave worked for more than 30 years in radio and television news including positions as News Director and Station Manager at KOAA TV Channel 5 and News Director at KRDO TV Channel 13.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of County Information Officers.


1st Term: 01/14/14 to 01/14/17

You can contact Dave Rose by mail:
200 South Cascade Ave, Ste100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-520-6540

Representing El Paso County

Al Harmon

Al Harmon

Bureau Chief Al Harmon became a member of the El Paso County Sheriffs Office in 1983. Chief Harmon began his career as a patrol deputy patrolling the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. As a sergeant and later as a lieutenant Chief Harmon supervised the offices DUI program, SWAT, SRT & Metro V.N.I. Chief Harmon has been assigned to both the Law Enforcement and Detentions bureaus and is currently assigned to the Law Enforcement bureau comprising the Patrol, Investigations and Emergency Services Divisions.

1st Term: 05/14/13 to 05/14/16

You can contact Al Harmon by mail:
27 E. Vermijo Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-520-7203

Representing Teller County

John Gomes

John Gomes

Deputy Chief John Gomes grew up in Colorado Springs, and graduated from Harrison High School. John joined the United States Air Force in 1975 and after serving for 12 years as a Law Enforcement Specialist pursued his civilian career in Law Enforcement.
John attended Pikes Peak Community College where he graduated with an AAS Degree in Criminal Justice. He also holds a BA Degree in Criminal Justice from Grantham University. He is a graduate of the 194th Session of the FBI National Academy. John worked for the Colorado State Patrol and in 1987 joined the Woodland Park Police Department.
During his employment, John has served as a Patrol Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police. He worked many years as an undercover narcotics officer while assigned to a metropolitan task force. John has also worked as a general crimes detective, a domestic violence team supervisor, a reserve liaison officer, professional standards supervisor, major crimes supervisor and as the department’s Public Information officers (PIO). John was an Adjunct Instructor at the Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Academy. John received the department’s Life Saving Award. He served as a Director of the boards for both the Northeast Teller County Fire District and the Children’s Advocacy Center in Colorado Springs. He currently is a board member of the Fourth Judicial District’s Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (VALE) in El Paso/Teller County.

1st Term: 09/15/10 to 09/15/13

2nd Term: 09/15/13 to 09/15/16

You can contact John Gomes by mail:
P.O. Box 7255
Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone: 719-686-2502

Representing Cities, Towns, U.S. Military, and Special Districts

Robert Weller, Vice-Chairman of the Board

Robert Weller

Robert Weller Joined the Colorado Springs Fire Department in 1971. With promotion to Deputy Chief in 1996. Weller assumed command on the Support Services Division. His Duties included Managing and administrating support services programs, with responsibility for facilities design and construction, capital improvements programs, apparatus procurement and maintenance, the department’s Training Division, Office of Emergency Management, Personnel, and Communications. During his tenure, Weller was responsible for the construction of four fire stations, and the department’s 55,000 square foot Administrative and Training Fire Department Complex.
Mr. Weller retired from the Colorado Springs Fire Department in 2005, after 34 years of service.

1st Term: 04/27/11 to 04/27/14

2nd Term: 04/27/14 to 04/27/17

You can contact Robert Weller by mail:
14520 Aiken Ridge View
Colorado Springs, CO 80926

Representing Cities, Towns, U.S. Military, and Special Districts

Darin Anstine, Secretary

Darin Anstine

Fire Chief Darin Anstine has served with the City of Fountain Fire Department ssince 1986. During his career he has worked a variety of assignments. To include Training Officer for the fire department and the Pikes Peak Fire Fighters Association, Fire Fighter test Proctor for the Division of Fire Safety, Supervisor of the Fire Code inspection Team.
Chief Anstine is certified as an EMT, Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider, International Fire Service Accreditation Service Fire Fighter II, Fire Instructor, and a certified Emergency Medical and Emergency Fire dispatcher. HE is also certified by the state of Colorado to instruct Fire Science/Service at the college level. Chief Anstine has a n Associates Degree in Fire Science Technology and an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Technology from Pikes Peak Community College.

1st Term: 01/28/09 to 01/28/12

2nd Term: 01/25/12 to 01/25/15

You can contact Darin Anstine by mail:
212 N. Santa Fe
Fountain, CO 80817
Phone: 719-339-0359
Fax: 719-382-1002

Representing Cities, Towns, U.S. Military, and Special Districts

Keith Buckmiller, Treasurer

Keith Buckmiller

Born in New Jersey 1985, moved to Security in 8th grade. Graduated from Widefield high School in 1976. In 1980, moved to Woodland Park and joined the Fire Department. Joined the Ivywild/Cheyenne Canon Fire Department in 1982. Hired into the Colorado Springs Fire Department in 1984, and have served as Firefighter, Paramedic, Driver-Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain and Deputy Fire Marshal. In April 1991, moved into the city of Manitou Springs. Joined the Manitou Springs Fire Department two months later, and served as Fire firefighter, Medical Captain, Assistant Chief and in 2002 was elected Fire Chief. In between this time, worked for Professional Paramedics and St Francis Ambulance as both EMT-Basic and Paramedic respectively. In 1996, joined the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Team CO-TF1 (FEMA), which lead to deployments to the Fort Collins Flood and the World Trade Plaza as a Search Team Specialist. Was a Pikes Peak Regional Communications Network (PPRCN) trainer when the city and county implemented 800 MHZ radio system.

1st Term: 01/27/10 to 01/27/13

2nd Term: 01/27/13 to 01/27/16

You can contact Keith Buckmiller by mail:
620 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: 719-685-1444
Fax: 719-685-5404

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