Vail Police Commander Craig Bettis is a public safety and operational leader with 16 years of law enforcement experience and 13 years of tactical experience. During Craig’s law enforcement career he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Investigator, DEA Task Force Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant and, in 2009, was promoted to Commander overseeing all operational and investigative staffing. Craig has a long history of tactical policing with assignments as a SWAT Team Leader, a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, Incident Commander and also Division Group Supervisor for all Vail Special Events.
Craig obtained a B.A. in Sociology and Criminology from Colorado State University. He is a 2008 graduate of the Senior Institute for Police Management at Boston University, a 2009 graduate of the Command Staff Institute, and a 2014 graduate of the FBI Command College.