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Fountain's New Deputy Police Chief First From Department to Complete FBI's National Academy


December 13, 2017

Patricia St. Louis

Fountain's new Deputy Police Chief Tommy Coates (left) and Chief Chris Heberer are shown in the recently remodeled media room at the police station. Deputy Chief Coates was recently promoted to the position after former Deputy Chief Ron Reeves retired. Coates, who previously served at the El Paso County Sheriff's office, brings years of expertise to his new position. He also recently completed the FBI's National Academy in Quantico, VA. It is a 10-week school for law enforcement executives across the nation. He is the first person from the Fountain P.D. to attend.

Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer recently announced he was proud to name Tommy Coates as the new Deputy Police Chief for the Fountain Police Department. He did so before a large crowd of law enforcement professionals prior to the start of a recent Fountain City Council meeting.

Deputy Chief Coates brings a lengthy background of law enforcement service to his new position, having served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for many years, including special operations, SWAT, and finishing there as a member of the ATF Gun Interdiction Task Force. He served under present Deputy City Man...

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