Chief Keith Ikeda

Chief Keith Ikeda
Keith Ikeda is the Police Chief for the Basalt Police Department, which serves the community of Basalt, a small town in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Prior to this he served as the Assistant Chief of Operations for the Aspen Police Department for seven years from 1994 until 2001 implementing the principles and practices of community oriented policing. He was born and raised in the Seattle area and graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology.

Keith has over twenty years of law enforcement experience working with the National Park Service, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department, Kirkland Police Department, Aspen Police Department and the Basalt Police Department. He is a trainer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute in the areas of Community Policing, Domestic Violence, Ethics & Integrity and Problem Solving.

Keith also works as a consultant and trainer in the areas of Community Oriented Policing, Domestic Violence, Ethics & Integrity and Violence In The Workplace. He has served on the boards of the Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute, Leadership Aspen, Aspen Recovery Center, Young Adult Rock Club, and is a member of the Colorado Mountain College Community Advisory Committee, Public Safety Council, Victim Services Task Force, and Chemical Dependency Task Force.