Your ACSPP Board of Directors
Larry OletskiMaster Sergeant Lawrence Oletski has been a proud member of the Colorado State Patrol and the ACSPP since 1997. He is currently assigned to the Motor Carrier Safety Unit, overseeing the state’s Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program. In his 17+ year career, he has had the opportunity and privilege to be a Trooper, Corporal, and Sergeant in both rural and metro areas. Lawrence has a wonderful wife and two cherished children, as well as the world’s fastest seven pound weiner dog! Family time has a high priority for Lawrence. He also enjoys depleting Colorado streams of their trout and dedicating time to his community and church.
Vice President/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.
Secretary/Treasurer/Special Services 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.
Commissioned Officers Representative
Jared Rapp (Biography Forthcoming)
Noncommissioned Officers Representative
Sergeant Christopher Grimsley has been a member of the Colorado State Patrol since 2006. He began his career in Troop 4C assigned to the Eagle office. In 2008, he transferred to Troop 3A (Greeley office). In 2012, he was temporarily assigned to the CALEA Accreditation Team. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal at the Troop 2B (Colorado Springs Office). In 2014, he was promoted the rank of Sergeant and assigned to the Business Intelligence Unit. In 2016, he transferred to Troop 3A. In 2019, he transferred to the Vehicular Crimes Unit. He is married to his college sweetheart Betsy and has two beautiful girls, Abbie and Maggie. He enjoys workings out, coaching his girls in softball and spending time with his family.
Brian Mockmore (Biography Forthcoming)
District 3 Representative
Master Trooper John Takahashi graduated the Colorado State Patrol Academy as a member of class 98-1 in June of 1998. He was assigned to the Fort Morgan office from June of 1998 to March of 2001. He transferred to the Golden Troop office in March of 2001 to March of 2002. He transferred to the Aircraft Section in March of 2002. He flew traffic enforcement operations while stationed in Grand Junction and later at Denver Centennial as a pilot. He transferred to the Castle Rock Troop office as an E-470 Trooper in February of 2007 to October of 2007. In October of 2007 he transferred back to the Fort Morgan office where he works today. He was promoted to the rank of Master Trooper in January of 2014. He has been married to Cory Takahashi since 2013, and has a step-son (Zach Anderson) who is currently a high school sophomore. He has two lab-mix dogs (Maddie & Abby). His hobbies include traveling, reading, and collecting die-cast model airplanes.
District 4 Representative
Carrie Jackson (Biography Forthcoming)
District 5 Representative
Amy Clark (Biography Forthcoming)
District 1 Representative
Trooper Angela DeGuelle has been a member of the Colorado State Patrol and the association since 2008. She began her career in 4B Walden, then transferred to 3B Sterling and is now assigned to the Selections Unit at the Academy. She is a Child Passenger Safety Technician, a WRN member, and has participated in several safety presentations. She has a supportive husband and three grown sons. Her reason for wanting to be a member of the Board was to ensure all members have an active voice in decisions and direction. She looks forward to hearing from the specialty troops she represents.
Port of Entry Representative
Helena once did technical phone support for Apple computer. She then did a brief stint as a small-town radio personality. This was followed by several years producing community events for the Chamber of Commerce, and then several more managing a fledgling non-profit focused on youth job readiness and community service in 15 Eastern Colorado counties.
Economic conditions in 2008 made non-profit management a bit too true to description. In November of 2009, Officer Shea joined the Colorado Department of Revenue as a Port Officer at the Fort Morgan Port of Entry. At that time, DOR’s onboarding process was entirely on the job training. Officer Shea served as “student number one” for the launch of a formalized Port training manual, and as she began only knowing that the tires ought to be round, she was a fine test subject for the program’s efficacy.
In July of 2012 Helena, with the rest of Ports, was legislatively relocated from the Department of Revenue, and Deposited back in their original home with the Colorado State Patrol. Senior Officer Shea has worked extensively with Port information systems, working on development and implementation of CVIEW, POES, and the in-process Virtual Weigh Station. She is a thorough Level III CMV inspector, and instructs at the POE Academy. She is also a past participant of CDPS’s Leadership Strategies Institute, and her Cohort focused on Employee Engagement.
So far amidst the chaos that is 2020, Senior Officer Shea has been named POE Officer of the Year (2019); been Promoted to Senior Port Officer for Fort Morgan; completed her Bachelor of Science degree (Project Management and Information Technology Management); and been elected to the Board of the ACSPP. All this excitement has made the plagues of locusts and frogs slightly less terrifying.
Helena lives in Sterling with her Husband – a HS Science Teacher – and their two dogs, two cats and the classroom lizard. Their youngest graduated HS this year and hopes to wander off on grand adventures soon.
Officer Shea’s favorite part about working the swing shift is watching the extraordinary prairie sunsets. She hopes to offer a voice on the ACSPP Board for the things that are unique – both in Ports of Entry and on the Eastern Plains.