Meet The Team

of the denver police museum


Capt. Bill Nagle

Retired Capt. Bill Nagle joins the Denver Police museum as one of the newest Board Members. His diverse and revered career with the Denver Police Department began over 3O years ago achieving the rank of captain which provided numerous leadership and mentorship opportunities. Highly respected among the rank and file and police administration as well, he was appointed District Commander successfully embracing the concept of community policing. His commitment to the youth in the Denver community was demonstrated through collaboration with Volunteers of America to implement a Camp POSTCARD program that allowed up to 100 Denver public school children to experience a week of mountain camping. As Deputy Chief of Administration, he developed the department’s crime analysis function and Compstat model. In addition, his business and leadership acumen helped to provide guidance on overhauling a 1500 sworn officer department budget process, civilian employee evaluation methods, and selection process for detectives, technicians and corporals.

Capt. Nagle holds a Graduate certificate from the FBI National Academy, Colorado POST Certification, CEP, LPO and is a federal certified law enforcement instructor.

His development and execution of field force procedures helped prepare the department for safe and efficient Democratic National Convention in 2008 also serving as Night time Incident Commander.

Prior to his service with Denver Police Department, his BA degree in Geology provided the opportunity to work as a Geologist/Mineral Economist with both the Council of Energy Resource Tribes and US Office of Surface Mining. He also provided his geology expertise for the US National Park Service to create a national program for proper mineral property evaluation which resulted in saving the NPS millions of dollars. In addition, he developed a contract-based employee evaluation system for professional employees.

Capt. Nagle became involved with the Denver Police Museum through the Fallen Officer sign dedication project. He provided dramatic narration of the event that lead to the officer’s loss.

"The bravery and dedication to duty exemplified by the officers who have given their lives has given me a unique understanding of the importance and work done by the Denver Police Museum to keep the history of policing Denver preserved. As I enter retirement, I am pleased to have the opportunity to do more with the Museum."