Commander Les Perry joined the Denver Police Department in January 1987. During his 25 year tenure he worked in a variety of assignments in the patrol division and the criminal investigation division. His earlier patrol assignments include being a neighborhood police officer, a gang officer, and teaching law related education at Montbello High School. His supervisor and command assignments include: detective supervisor, internal affairs investigator, and pattern crimes command officer. His leadership philosophies are focused on accountability, innovation, education, communication, and community collaboration.