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Morrison police chief resigns after just 3 months, cites limited resources and officer vacancies

Misty Siderfin's last day is Oct. 21

This story first appeared in a Colorado Community Media newspaper. The Colorado Sun is an owner of CCM.

Morrison police Chief Misty Siderfin is resigning after three months in the position.

Her last day is Oct. 21.

In her Oct. 7 letter of resignation, Siderfin said that she is “unable to continue within this role due to the limited resources, lack of financial stability and budgeting for the Police Department, demands for the police department to support its own budget, lack of transparency, and extremely low numbers of quality applicants for the current vacancies.”

Kara Winters, Morrison’s town manager, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Siderfin had replaced George Mumma, who parted ways with the Morrison Police Department in August 2020.

Misty Siderfin. (Handout)

The town has not decided how it will proceed after Siderfin’s exit.

Siderfin was hired in early July because of her qualifications and her experience with community policing. Town officials believed her personality would fit will with the community, Winters previously said.


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