Denver Animal Care and Control (ACC) Officer Stephen Romero was selected as the 2014 Colorado Animal Control Officer of the Year at the statewide annual conference of the Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers on April 24th.
Several accomplishments in 2013 led to Sgt. Romero’s receiving of the Colorado Animal Control Officer of the Year award. In addition to his existing duties, Sgt. Romero developed a public education program and played an integral role on shelter process improvement teams. Additionally, Sgt. Romero has embraced his role as a supervisor and has demonstrated leadership for the field services.
“Without his leadership and compassion for employees, citizens, and animals, many of the shelter’s greatest accomplishments from 2013 would not have come into fruition,” says Denver Animal Shelter Director Alice Nightengale.
Sergeant Stephen Romero started at ACC as an officer in 1999. Through his years at ACC, Sgt. Romero has worked in helping redeem lost and found animals, performed Court Liaison Officer duties, and took on the role of Community Resource Officer, in addition to being an Animal Control Officer assigned to the field. Sgt. Romero was promoted to Sergeant in 2012.
Denver Animal Shelter is home to more than 8,000 lost and abandoned pets each year. ACC is an open-admission municipal shelter that provides animal care and control services to all of Denver County. ACC is committed to providing humane care to companion animals; adopting pets to loving homes; and proactively educating the public about animals, their needs, and ACC’s critical role as a community resource.
To learn more, visit www.denveranimalshelter.org, visit us on Facebook, call 311 or stop by the shelter at 1241 W. Bayaud Ave.