Chaffee County has hired an Emergency Manger.

Richard Atkins began his new duties as Chaffee County Emergency Manager yesterday. 

Atkins has been the Emergency Management Coordinator for Adams County the last five years.  Before that, he was in law enforcement at Oklahoma State University for 36 years. 

Atkins replaces Phil Graham who resigned after he was found guilty of impersonating a peace officer, false reporting and official misconduct