Tamra graduated from the Colorado POST Training Spring Valley Academy in December 2000 and started her law enforcement career with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in May 2001. She started as a patrol officer, moved into the Crime Prevention Unit and ended her career there as a Detective specializing in sexual assault crimes, sexual offenders and registration, forensic interviewing of children, and undercover internet operations.
Tamra joined the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in March 2008 as a Detective assigned to the Professional Standards Division where she conducts all internal affairs investigations, reviews all Use of Force Reports, internal audits, and citizen complaints. Tamra is a Certified Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Examiner and a member of the National Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts since 2009. Tamra conducts CVSA examinations and background investigations into all potential new hires for the organization. Tamra is also the creator and team leader for the department’s Trauma Team, which assists and coordinates with employees and their families who have had a traumatic event, injury, or Line of Duty Death.
Tamra joined the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association in 2012 as a Regional Executive Committee Member and was elected Treasurer of NIAIA in October 2015.