Jerry Means was appointed Chief of Investigations in July of 2019. He grew up in Canon City and became a certified fire investigator in 1992. Along the way, Jerry was a Captain at Rocky Flats Fire Department, was employed at the Colorado Bureau of Investigations for 20 years, and then moved on to the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control. Jerry has been a certified K-9 handler for 20 years and is the President and Curator of the National Fire Dog Monument in Washington D.C. He has been honored as the Colorado Fire Investigator of the year twice, honored as the Colorado Police Officer of the Year, and is also a National Ambassador to the American Humane Association.