Alum Darrel Guadnola Becomes Commerce City Chief of Police

Published: Feb. 16, 2023

Commerce City recently announced the hiring of Darrel Guadnola as the city’s next chief of police. Guadnola got his BA in Political Science from CU Denver in 1997 and holds master’s degrees in both Business Administration and Management from Regis University with a graduate certificate in Executive Leadership. A lifelong Coloradan who spent part of his childhood in Commerce City, Guadnola has worked in law enforcement for 27 years. His career started in 1995 as a police officer in neighboring Brighton and he has since served with the Greenwood Village Police Department, and most recently the Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD).