Jim Bath to join HSO team as Law Enforcement Grants Coordinator

Traffic Safety Pulse News

There has been a new addition to the Highway Safety Office. Jim Bath has joined the HSO team as its new Law Enforcement Grants Coordinator. Jim recently retired from the Aurora Police Department (APD) after 20 years of service. Jim worked several special assignments including the Metro Gang Task Force; Gang Intervention Unit; Field Training Officer; SWAT Negotiator; and Traffic Investigator. During his final decade of service with the APD as a Traffic Investigator, Jim’s passion for traffic safety began to build and strengthen. As a Level III Crash Investigator, he investigated and assisted in the investigation of hundreds of crashes involving serious bodily injuries and fatalities. Jim saw the needless loss of life and the devastation which came from crashes that could have been avoided, so he immersed himself in roles within the Traffic Section to educate and help change the behaviors of drivers and pedestrians. Jim was the department's lead intoxilyzer instructor, logistics Officer for DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols. Jim maintained, deployed, and instructed fellow officers on using the APD’s E.B.A.T. van for operations aimed at combating impaired driving.

One of Jim’s most rewarding accomplishments was his work as a tech for the National Child Passenger Safety program, ultimately becoming a proxy instructor for the department. Jim received an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Aurora; and a bachelor’s in Business Management from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a Colorado native with a wife and two children. Jim looks forward to being a part of CDOT’s Highway Safety Office team, supporting existing measures and looking for new ways to provide safer travel for everyone using Colorado's roadways.

Jim Bath