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Capt. Schick to leave GSO to become a chief of police in Colorado

Gloucester Sheriff’s Office Capt. John Schick Jr. is leaving his post next month for a new position as the chief of police in Canyon City, Colorado.

Schick said his reason for leaving is twofold. “If I wanted to be a chief, I would have to go somewhere else, and I’ve always wanted to pursue a chief’s chair,” Schick said. “Also, my wife and I both love to hike and we especially like the mountains.”

Schick holds a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from St. Leo University and is a 2016 graduate of the FBI Academy. After applying for the chief’s position, Schick soon learned that he was one of four finalists for the job and he was a quick pick after his interview.

“I think the reason that I was successful with this agency (in Canyon City) is that everything that I talked about that impressed them was a direct influence of the Gloucester Sheriff’s Office, especially the experience that I had that came with the opportunity to serve as a captain.”

Schick was the ...

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