Captain Peitzmeier has over 35 years of law enforcement experience, with over 26 of those years with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He started his career as a patrol officer with the Kirksville (MO) Police Department in 1986, after graduating from Northeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. During his time with the police department, Captain Peitzmeier was awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor for actions taken during an active shooter situation. In 1990, he moved to Breckenridge, Colorado, to continue his career in law enforcement with the Breckenridge Police Department.
In 1995, Captain Peitzmeier was hired as a patrol deputy. For the next 26 years, he has had a very diverse career, having been assigned to every division within the Sheriff’s Office. Some of his assignments have included being the first American Correctional Association (ACA) manager and getting the jail its initial accreditation and helping start the Sheriff’s Office Peer Support program.
Captain Peitzmeier is currently the laboratory director of the Rocky Mountain Computer Forensic Lab (RMRCFL) located in Centennial, CO. The RMRCFL is a national network of 17 FBI-sponsored, full-service digital forensic laboratories and training centers that utilize the assistance of the state, local, and federal agencies. Captain Peitzmeier is one of two non-FBI supervisors to have this position.
Besides being the laboratory director, Captain Peitzmeier is also a certified digital forensic examiner. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Criminology from Indiana State University and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command (Class 386).