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Perry carries policing philosophy into new role as city administrator

Justin Perry served as Ouray police chief for six years before he became the city administrator in June, and he’s applying principles he learned in law enforcement — building trust, collaborating with the community — to his new position. Plaindealer photo by Mike Wiggins
  A goose is attacking a duck. It was one of the first calls for service Justin Perry received as a Montrose patrol officer fresh out of the police academy. And it frustrated him. Why were police being bothered with something so trivial? Surely there was actual crime to be investigated or prevented. When he arrived at Riverbottom Park, he found a large group of traumatized people, parents and…

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