Mark Galvan, Commander

Special Operations Division

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Commander Galvan has served in law enforcement for the past 17 years. He began his career in 2005 with another Colorado law enforcement agency. During this time, he served as a patrol deputy, investigator and drug task force officer. Commander Galvan joined CRPD in November 2009 where he filled a number of roles to include patrol officer, detective (both with the Castle Rock Police Department and Douglas County IMPACT Unit) and bike patrol. He was promoted to sergeant in 2018, overseeing both patrol officers and the Community Action Team (CAT). 

Commander Galvan has been an instrumental part of the department’s wellness programs. He is the department’s E-FIT coordinator and also serves as CRPD’s Peer Support Coordinator. Additionally, Commander Galvan has been influential in the creation and implementation of the department’s search and seizure training, as well as the Field Training Officer program.

Commander Galvan is the recipient of numerous awards with both the Castle Rock Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Twice he has received the Medal of Valor, the second-highest award bestowed upon an individual in the policing profession. 

Commander Galvan is assigned to oversee the Special Operations Division which includes the Community Partnership Unit (CPU), Community Response Team (CRT), school resource officers, animal control and traffic.

Commander Mark Galvan