After more than two years, the town of Empire has hired a new police chief: Glenn Hardey, an Idaho Springs detective and former interim chief.
“I’m just excited to be here,” Hardey said. “It is a really cool little town, and I’m a mountain kid. I love the mountain communities, and I’m … excited to get to know everybody,”
In 2014, the town decided not to replace Police Chief John Castrodale, who left to work for the Idaho Springs Police Department in its No. 2 position.