BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Boulder hired its first female police chief. Maris Herold will start her new job on April 20.
Herold served with the Cincinnati Police Department for 23 years and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociaology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.READ MORE: 'Step In The Right Direction': Black Denver Activist Cautiously Optimistic Following Chauvin Verdicts
Herold also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University.READ MORE: Skier Tumbles Estimated 2,000 Feet From 14er Summit
“While we have some community challenges and healing ahead of us, I believe Boulder has excellent officers and staff dedicated to public safety and who are sincerely interested in partnering with the community to ensure the highest standards and an equitable approach to local policing,” Herold said in a statement.
Herold has a background in social work, serving as a sexual assault investigator and as a psychiatric intake worker in a juvenile mental health facility. She also graduated from the FBI National Academy.MORE NEWS: Mass Vaccination Sites In Colorado Now Open To Walk-Ups: 'No More Excuses'
According to city officials, she will earn a salary of $185,000 and is eligible for up to $100,000 in home assistance to live within the city.