Town of Erie Police Department

Meet Officers Mayns and Penman

Over the next few months, we will be introducing you to some of the Erie Police Department staff.  As you know, this community is growing as is our Police Department!  

Thank you for your continued support. If you happen to see Officer Joel Mayns and Officer Jodi Penman please introduce yourself and say, "hi"!

Officers Mayns and Penman

What do you love about working in Erie? 
Joel: I have never met nicer people in my life. From the Command Staff, Officers and civilians at the Police Department to other town staff and especially the citizens. I am excited each day to work with, and for, the Town.

Jodi: I love working in Erie because of the community. Everyone is friendly and so supportive!

How long have you been in law enforcement? 
Joel: I have been a police officer for 10 years and with Erie for 3 months. 

Jodi: I have been a police officer with Erie for 6 months. Previously I was a reserve with Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for a year.

Why did you want to be in law enforcement? 
Joel: I wanted to work in a profession that offers direct interaction with the community, a bit of variety each day, and of course, fast cars. 

Jodi: The main reason I want to be in law enforcement is to feed my love of helping people. Each day is different, and I love never knowing what to expect.

Tell us about your average day
Joel: I am assigned to the northwest neighborhoods. I enjoy many aspects of being a patrol officer. Whether responding to calls, performing proactive duties or engaging in community activities, I strive to be as busy as I can.

Jodi: I work nights in the southwest neighborhoods and generally don’t get many calls for service. I patrol the neighborhoods, and construction sites and am on the lookout for anything out of the ordinary or suspicious. I also love visiting businesses that are open and getting to know the people in our community.

What are you doing when not working?
Joel: When I am away from work I try to relax as much as I can. That usually involves playing sports, traveling or watching movies.

Jodi: For fun, my three boys and I love to do anything outdoors. As a Colorado native, and Erie resident it's no surprise I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and snowboarding!

1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516 | 303-926-2800

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