Deputy Chief Barb Archer
Deputy Chief Barb Archer is a proud Denver native and graduate of George Washington High School who began serving the City and County of Denver as a civilian employee in 1986 before becoming a Denver police officer in 1990.
During her 32-year career as a police officer, Deputy Chief Archer has served in numerous leadership roles, including: Commander of the Major Crimes Bureau and Operations Support Division; Lieutenant in District One patrol and Chief of Staff for the Deputy Chief of Operations; Sergeant in the Crimes Against Persons Bureau and District Two Patrol; Detective in the Crimes Against Persons Bureau; and as a patrol officer in District Two.
Division Chief Aaron Sanchez
Born and raised in Denver, Division Chief Aaron Sanchez is a former Public Safety Cadet and a graduate of Lincoln High School, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver. Division Chief Sanchez attended the police academy in 1987 and has had numerous roles and positions within the Denver Police Department, to include patrol, neighborhood and community policing, narcotic investigations, and the combined communications center. Division Chief Sanchez most recently was the Commander of District 6, which involved overseeing the commercial core of Denver.
As a resident of the City and County of Denver for his entire life, Division Chief Sanchez is committed to the strategic plan of the Denver Police Department and to the overall welfare of our great community.
Division Chief Joe Montoya
Division Chief of Investigations Joe Montoya was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Denver Abraham Lincoln High School in 1981. He began his law enforcement career with the Northglenn Police Department, from 1984 to 1991. In April of 1991, he joined the Denver Police Department.
Division Chief Montoya has held several leadership roles within the Denver Police Department. The command-level assignments he has held within the Denver Police department include Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau, District Three, District Four, Crimes Against Persons Bureau, and a Lieutenant in the Internal Affairs Bureau.
Division Chief Rick Kyle
Division Chief Rick Kyle joined the Denver Police Department in 1996. During his 26-year career, Division Chief Kyle has served in numerous assignments, including Commander of District Three, Community Relations Division, and the Training Division, Assistant Director of Training, Lieutenant in District Two and the Conduct Review Office, Sergeant in District Six, and field training officer in District Four. A strong believer in community engagement, Division Chief Kyle is committed to meaningful partnerships between the police and the community we serve. During his free time, Division Chief Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and children and watching his daughter and son at their sporting events.