Police work is not always fun or easy. Movies have done much to glorify the work environment of the metropolitan police officer including gunfights where the main character never gets mortally wounded. While the slow motion and super expensive car chase gunfight scenes get some people interested in law enforcement, Stephen Hasler was drawn to it out of a sense of responsibility to keep communities safe.
Stephen Hasler's career in law enforcement began in England in 1977. He graduated from the world famous Bishopsgarth Detective Training School in England, a detective training academy in 1987 but worked on his first large case in 1988. "I worked on a successful case where a team of professional burglars who were responsible for over 110 residential burglaries were arrested. The burglaries took place in North London and over $20,000 worth of personal belongs were recovered for the victims," says Stephen Hasler.
After working for 14 years with the British Police Service, it may sound odd that Stephen Hasler chose to move to Colorado. He attended Pikes Peak Regional Police Academy before he graduated and started police work in Erie, Colorado. "Erie was the first department I worked for in the Metro Denver Area," says Stephen Hasler.
He worked in Erie, Colorado for 10 years and went through a number of additional police training programs, some even through the FBI. "In 2000, I attended an 11 week rigorous academic and physical training program at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia," says Stephen Hasler. It was just 4 years later that Stephen Hasler would begin work with another Metro Denver Police department.
"In 2004, I was chosen from a nationwide search of candidates to be the first Chief of Police for the newly created Lone Tree Police Department," says Stephen Hasler. It was a position he was very proud of. In only three months time, Stephen Hasler helped to build the department from scratch into one of the most prestigious police departments in the State of Colorado.