Mike Nordine began his career with the Grand Junction Police Department in 1983 as a patrol officer, after obtaining an Associate’s Degree from then Mesa State College and a Bachelor’s Degree from Minnesota State University. Since then, Deputy Chief Nordine has continued his law enforcement education, including graduating from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, in 1999.
During his tenure with our department, Deputy Chief Nordine has served in almost every possible role, including Field Training Officer, School Resource officer, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT Commander, Investigations Commander, and Interim Chief of Police.
Deputy Chief Nordine has been instrumental in leading our organization over the years, including spear-heading the development of our co-responder program, focusing on intelligence led policing initiatives, and coordinating the implementation of what is now our Colorado Mesa University patrol unit.
Deputy Chief Nordine has a long history of investing in community partnerships, such as serving on the JUCO committee, working with the Strive Executive committee, participating in the Grand Junction Airshow, and coaching youth sports.
Deputy Chief Nordine currently serves at the Deputy Chief of Services for the Grand Junction Police Department, and oversees our Investigations division, our training division, our internal affairs office, our Records department, and our Property and Evidence lab, as well as the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center.