District 2 Representative
Trooper Belisle has been with the Colorado State Patrol since 2003. In the last nine years, Randy was placed in Durango out of the Academy and then transferred to Colorado Springs and is now working in the Pueblo Troop Office. Randy became a representative as he feels strongly in representing his district so the voices of Southern Colorado can be heard in the Metro Area. He is an active member and looks forward to hearing from his fellow members that he represents. Randy is a Child Passenger Safety Technician , Radar Instructor, Driving Instructor and Laser Instructor. He was raised in Pueblo Colorado and loves southern Colorado. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his two kids, playing racquetball, and also building and restoring automobiles.
District 1 Representative
Trooper Nathan Emery is assigned to the District One Vehicular Crimes Unit, working out of the Troop 1A office in Golden. Nathan is married and has two young boys that keep him on his toes. Nathan started his career in 2010 with the Colorado State Patrol and immediately became a member of the ACSPP. His first duty assignment was Troop 6B, assigned to the Frisco office. He transferred to the 6B-Idaho Springs office to be home with his family, and was ultimately transferred to Golden during the reorganization. Shortly after the reorganization, Nathan transferred to VCU, and now focuses his time on investigating fatal, felony and high profile crashes throughout District One. Nathan is active in assisting with his sons’ sports activities and values his time with family and friends.
“I see the tremendous value of the Association and the work it does for us as Troopers. I am thankful to have the opportunity to communicate this to my peers and help to perpetuate the goals of the Association.”
Jane Crisman moved to the Denver area from Louisville, Kentucky in 1977 to attend the University of Denver as a history major. She is a proud Nebraska native who also lived in Kentucky, Virginia, and Florida before returning to Kentucky just before graduating from high school.
In May of 1980, Jane was hired as a State Patrol Dispatcher (now Communications Officer) at Denver Headquarters, and immediately became a member of the Patrol Protective Association (now ACSPP). After five years, just before the creation of the Department of Public Safety (CDPS) and the Patrol’s transfer to CDPS from Highways, she transferred to CSP Administrative Services to handle abandoned vehicles. As lead-worker and then Office Manager, Jane and her staff began to support CDPS more and more central functions, since the CDPS Executive Director’s Office (DEO) had only two authorized and funded positions. Many other CSP staff, such as personnel and accounting, was also tasked with supporting the Department. In 1992, the Legislature transferred those positions (and those employees) and duties to the CDPS. Graciously, the then-PPA allowed those who were PPA members to continue as full members after that time.
On March 1, 2014, Jane retired from the State of Colorado and CDPS. It is her belief that working nearly 34 years for the same agency, with so many talented and dedicated people, made all the changes and challenges worthwhile, and that CDPS, including the Patrol and all its divisions, was and remains the best state department with the best people, bar none. At her retirement, Jane was, and remains, a member of ACSPP, and of the Colorado State Patrol Alumni Association (CSPAA). Members from her work family from Year One to Year 34 remain important, and they have provided unwavering support through personal tragedies, life’s challenges and life’s joys.
In October of 2015, Jane was accepted as a Trustee for the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation, and was elected its Secretary/Treasurer in 2016. In June, the CSPAA elected Jane to be its representative to the ACSPP Board of Directors. Her other interests include supporting and volunteering for the Colorado Freedom Memorial and for Firehouse Quilts of Colorado; supporting Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK); gardening; cheering the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies (in that order), the Denver Broncos, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers; and card-making.
Noncommissioned Officers Representative
Sergeant Joy Grissom began her career with the Colorado State Patrol in 2000 as a dispatcher in the Denver Communications Center. In 2002, she attended the academy to become a Colorado State Trooper. Her first duty station was at the Ft. Collins Troop Office. In 2007, she became the National Training Director for Alive at 25 (National Law Enforcement Curriculum). In 2012, she promoted to the rank of Sergeant at the Idaho Springs Troop Office. In 2013, she reported to the Golden Troop Office where she currently serves.
Sgt. Grissom is one of the founding members of the CSP Women’s Resource Network. As a strong advocate for traffic safety and community, she serves as a law enforcement liaison on the Drive Smart Board of Directors. Sgt. Grissom is active in her community. She enjoys residing in the Evergreen area with her husband Jeremy (also a uniformed member), son Asher and two dogs. Sgt. Grissom cares a great deal for the members of the Colorado State Patrol and is proud to serve on the ACSPP Board.
Franclena (Frankie) Hennis
Frankie Hennis began with the Colorado State Patrol as a Dispatcher in May, 2005. She comes from a strong military family in Ohio. Her grandfather was an airman & POW in WWII, her father a pilot in the air force, and one of her brothers served in the Navy. Since starting, Frankie has since become a TLO and developed a spread sheet to track Safe2Tell program and she monitors those notifications. She has been involved in numerous fundraisers at our center and has been the dispatcher of the quarter in the past. Frankie has also received other awards and accommodations in the center for her work. In addition, she is an advocate in the community for animals. For the last 5 years, she has overseen fundraisers throughout the state as the Event Coordinator for Big Dogs Huge Paws, a local giant breed rescue. Frankie currently resides in Lakewood with her husband Todd & Mastiff Maggie.