Deputy Chief Harry Glidden joined the Aurora Police Department (APD) in February 1984. Harry held the following assignments as a police officer with the APD: Patrol Officer and Vice and Narcotics Investigator.
In 1991, Harry promoted to Sergeant and held the following assignments as a Sergeant: Patrol Supervisor, Gang Enforcement, PAR, Vice and Narcotics, and Field Training. Harry was promoted to Lieutenant in 1999.
Harry held the rank of Lieutenant from August 1999 through mid-August 2014. As a Lieutenant, Harry has supervised the following assignments: Patrol, Communications, Internal Affairs, District 3 Executive Officer (second in command of the District while overseeing the District’s Detective Bureau), Vice and Narcotics, District 2 Sector (overseeing PAR and DART), District 2 Executive Officer, and Technical Services Bureau (supervising Records and Impound). Harry promoted to the rank of Captain on August 16, 2014 and was the Executive Captain in District 1.
Harry promoted to Commander in December of 2015. As a Commander Harry has been assigned as the Internal Affairs Bureau Commander and the District 1 Bureau Commander. Harry promoted to Division Chief on November 3, 2018 and has been assigned as the Professional Standards and Compliance Division Chief.
Deputy Chief Glidden holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Harry is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, Emergency Management Institute, Southwestern Law Enforcement Center for Police Executive Development, Drug Unit Commander’s Academy, DU Public Safety Leadership Development and the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO). Harry is also a certified International Crime Prevention Specialist and a past instructor at the CACP Supervisory Institute. Harry is also a part-time instructor for Arapahoe Community College.