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Jack Cauley was sworn in as Castle Rock Police Chief on Jan. 3, 2012. He began his law enforcement career in 1984 as a dispatcher, eventually joining the Overland Park Police Department in Kansas, where he served for more than 25 years, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Chief Cauley holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Central Missouri State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 2018, Chief Cauley was presented with New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek’s Igniter of the Year award. Sinek presents this annual award to an individual who has taken his vision and used it to transform the culture around them. Chief Cauley did this through the creation of his One-By-One Policing philosophy, which promotes building a safe and secure environment for officers and staff so they are better equipped to serve each person they encounter individually. This unique style of policing encourages compassion and treating others like family, and his department readily embraced it. Sinek featured Chief Cauley’s cultural shift at the Castle Rock Police Department in his 2019 book “The Infinite Game.”
The International Association of Chiefs of Police appointed Chief Cauley to its Board of Directors in fall 2021. He represents midsize agencies with 100-249 sworn officers through 2024.
He is a member of various organizations, including: