|After being born and raised in the northeast, the apprehension I experienced when I packed up my belongings and moved 2,500 miles from New Jersey to Boulder City was assuaged by the genuinely sincere outpouring of support and appreciation I received from Boulder City’s residents and police department personnel. I am truly blessed to have been given this opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of the people I manage and serve, and the residents and police department employees can be assured that I will work tirelessly to improve the quality of law enforcement services in this fine city.
During my first weeks on the job I quickly realized that the men and women of the Boulder City Police Department are an incredibly dedicated, skilled and extremely qualified group of individuals, which makes my job immensely easier than I anticipated. I must also express my respect and admiration for City Manager Vicki Mayes, who has been unwavering in her support for the police department and her desire to make it the best in the state of Nevada. Additionally, the spirit of cooperation and support of the city’s governing body and its exceptionally professional department heads are unlike anything I experienced in my prior twenty-five year career in public service. The residents of Boulder City should feel confident and secure in knowing that they are in the hands of consummate professionals, and I am so very proud to be a part of their team.
The late Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi stated so eloquently, “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." I dedicated my 25-year professional career to the pursuit of perfection, and I will continue to do so as your chief of police.
John Chase can be reached via his e-mail address at Jchasebcnv@earthlink.net