Rangely Dispatch Personnel
- Dispatcher Zack Bean
Dispatcher Zack Bean moved to Rangely in 2005 from the state of Ohio. He joined the Rangely Dispatch in 2019. He loves Rangely and has found the residents of Rangely wonderful to be around.
Dispatcher Bean enjoys spending his free time playing games with friends and family, whether it be board games, video games, tabletop RPGs, or even just hanging out and chatting. Zack says, “being able to help this wonderful community, which has always been very supportive and encouraging of me as an individual, has brought me great joy.”
He attended from Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely where he received an Associate of Arts Degree. Since joining the Rangely Dispatch he has received numerous trainings to assist him with providing the best service to the Town of Rangely in the Dispatch Center; including call taking techniques, Police Legal Science trainings, Emergency Medical Dispatch training, FEMA trainings, NASFM pipeline incident trainings, and more.
- Dispatcher Bethany Smith
Dispatcher Smith was born and raised in a small town near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. She graduated in the spring of 2021 from the Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely.
While putting herself through college she worked approximately five years in a Gates Corporation factory. She graduated from Columbia Community College with an associate degree in Environmental Studies. She continued to work for the factory after graduation as a liaison between the factory and the truck drivers.
During her attendance at The NPS Academy she discovered she wanted to be a dispatcher. She sees herself continuing her career as a dispatcher here in Rangely. In the future she hopes to transition to a national park where she can take her dispatch career from the Rangely Police Department and integrate her academic studies.
- Dispatcher Tracy Cook
Dispatcher Tracy Cook is employed as a 911 Dispatcher and Public Information Officer for the Rangely Police Department. She began her career with the Town of Rangely in August 2020, after graduating from the National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academy at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
At the Rangely Police Department Dispatcher Cook is trained as an Emergency Services Dispatcher and is certified by the state of Colorado as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher. She also serves as the Department’s Public Information Officer. She is certified by FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association in Media and Public Relations and by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Public Information and Social Media in Emergency Management.
She grew up on her family’s farm in Rhode Island where she shared her love for the outdoors and recreational activities with her six siblings. Dispatcher Cook states one of her favorite childhood memories is hunting with her brothers and the positive interactions they had with the environmental police. This led her to continue her education after high school and obtain a bachelor’s degree of science in conservation law enforcement from Unity College in May of 2020, opening her eyes to the first responder and emergency services world.
Since graduating college and joining the work force, Dispatcher Cook has continued to work in emergency services and continued her training in both Rhode Island and Colorado. Taking the position of Public Information Officer/ Dispatcher at the Rangely Police Department, Dispatcher Cook hopes to continue to grow the relationship between the Police Department and the community they serve in her new role using communication tools and community outreach opportunities.
Looking to the future, Dispatcher Cook hopes to achieve a master’s degree in public administration or a related field. She hopes to be more involved in the Rangely community and be a resource for citizens to turn to for guidance in a time of need.
- Dispatcher Cassandra Gomez
Cassandra Gomez, a Colorado native, moved to Rangely in December of 2021. Shortly after, she joined the ranks of the Rangely Police Department as a 911 Dispatcher. Gomez started her first responder career at the age of 18, graduating from Northeastern Junior College in 2019 as an Emergency Medical Technician, two weeks before graduating high school. Soon after, she received her National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification, recognizing her as an Emergency Medical Technician in all 50 states. She then got her Colorado state licensure allowing her to practice medicine in the state of Colorado.
Cassandra went into the work force working for the Washington County Ambulance Service. The county is the 11th largest in the state covering approx. 2,557 square miles and has a population of nearly 5,000. In 2020, Gomez completed an Intravenous Therapy course certifying her as an EMT-IV. She continues to take courses to further her skills and abilities in the field and is currently an EMT-IV with an emphasis in Prehospital Trauma Life Support. Gomez worked closely alongside fire, police, and medevac, responding to 911 calls, and transferring patients to higher ranked hospitals by ambulance, helicopter, and fixed-wing aircraft.
Gomez has trained fellow first responders by creating multi-agency incident mock calls, hosting training events, and assisting in teaching an Emergency Medical Responder course for fire departments.
During her time in high school, Cassandra was recognized as Artist of the Year for her creative abilities with a paint brush, woodwork, and graphic design. Gomez was also known for her time doing stand-up comedy during school events as well as spending her time as a peer counselor assisting troubled youth. In her free time, Gomez enjoys doing art, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
In her time with the Rangely Police Department Gomez has become a state-certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher. She plans on continuing her education in emergency medical services as an EMT-IV and a 911 dispatcher to provide positive care and impact to those who cross her path.
In the future, Cassandra hopes to become an Emergency Medical Dispatch instructor to continue training fellow first responders as well as get back in the ambulance and continue providing medical care to those in need.
- Dispatcher Dylan LeBleu
Dispatcher Dylan LeBleu is a Rangely native who joined the Police Department in October of 2022. Dylan attended Rangely High School where he discovered his love for sports, playing multiple sports including baseball and basketball. He continued his baseball career at Colorado Northwestern Community College where he also pursued his interest in law enforcement studying criminal justice.
Dylan is a sports enthusiast. In his free time he plays cornhole in a local league, playing with semi- professional “tossers” in Oklahoma. He also enjoys watching all the Colorado professional sports teams.
Dylan loves giving back to the community. He assists with coaching the High School baseball team and like a true Rangely native his other hobbies include hunting with his brother and off-roading.
In the future Dylan hopes to continue his education by pursuing a career in law enforcement as an officer. He is interested in being part of a K9 team and hoping to one day be a handler.
Rangely Dispatch and Communications Center
We maintain a modern, 24 hour 911 Dispatch and Communications center.
The following emergency services are provided:
- Public announcements by a staff of five civilian employees.
When Calling 911, be prepared to provide Dispatch with the following:
- Address or Location
- Your Contact Telephone Number
- Type of Emergency
- Any related information e.g. Injuries, Weapons, Is the suspect still on scene...
- Nearest intersection or any other information that will assist officers
The Rangely Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sherriff's Office will be implementing a new Emergency Notification System through Swift Reach. To Sign up for the Alerts in Rangely and Rio Blanco County please register through the link below. If you have any questions please call the RPD at (970) 675-8466. Thank you.