Barry Bratt has been serving as a law enforcement officer since 1986. He started his career with the Westminster Police Department and in 1996 began serving with the Colorado State Patrol. He currently serves as a Lt. Colonel and the Region One Commander. In this role he is responsible for all field operations in the State of Colorado with the exception of Metro Denver.
Prior to this assignment, he served as the Region Three Commander for the Patrol where he oversaw the Criminal Investigations Branch, the Training Services Branch, the Operational Services Branch, and the Port of Entry.
Barry has also served as the District Four Commander where he oversaw Patrol operations for Northwestern Colorado, which includes eleven counties with a combined population of over 304,000 people and nearly 23,000 square miles. Before that, he was the District Five Commander in Southwestern Colorado, which is comprised of seventeen counties with a combined population of 219,000 people and over 23,000 square miles. He has also served as the Captain of the Patrol’s Homeland Security branch, The Troop 4C Commander in Glenwood Springs, the Sergeant in charge of Motorcycle Operations, and as Trooper in both Motorcycle Operations and Troop 1D in Adams County.
Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to manage and supervise a multitude of special events ranging from small community events to large events encompassing multiple days and locations to include; the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay, Presidential escorts, Air Shows, the inaugural running of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in 2011, and the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.
Lt. Colonel Bratt currently serves as the Chairperson of the Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial Committee. He has been a past President of both the Western Colorado Peace Officers Association and the Four States Peace Officers Association and is the past Chairperson of the State Traffic Records Advisory Committee. He has served as a subject matter expert for the NHTSA Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions, as well as the NHTSA Model Performance Measures for State Traffic Records Systems. Barry also chaired the Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Data Emphasis working group in 2014. He has served as part of the Northwest Incident Management Team as a Type 3 Incident Commander. He serves on the Region Four Board of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and serves on the national finance committee for AAMVA as well.
Barry is a graduate of Session 263 of the FBI’s National Academy and Northwestern’s School of Police Staff and Command.