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Splitt resigns as code enforcement specialist

After 13 years of serving the residents of Craig on the police department and most recently as the city code enforcement specialist, Rex Splitt has resigned to take another position, and city officials aren’t sure how they are going to replace him.

Splitt will be moving to Littleton, Colo., to be the Voice project technician for County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc., an association that provides training for law enforcement agencies. He will be working with new software that keeps victims of certain crimes, such as sexual assault and domestic violence, automatically updated by phone or e-mail when their offenders have court dates, have escaped or are released.

Splitt worked for the Craig police department for 11 years, first as a lieutenant, then a captain and finally as the chief of police. He has spent the past two and one-half years trying to keep the town looking clean and the buildings up to code as the city’s Code Enforcement Specialist.

“He accomplished a lot of good things,” said Dave Costa, Craig’s community development director. “Code enforcement had been neglected for quite some time, and with his hard work and dedication he did a lot.”

Costa said the city will fill the position, but hasn’t started searching for a replacement yet. The code enforcement position had a wide variety of duties, including building inspection and acting as the city’s computer technician, which will make it harder to fill. The position is important in keeping up the city’s appearance, which will help stimulate economic development, Costa said.

Splitt said he didn’t go looking for his new position, it came looking for him. “They came and talked to me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse,” he said. “It wasn’t anything planned, but when opportunity knocks you need to open the door.”

He calls the new position a perfect fit, a mix of law enforcement and computer technician work.

“It’s going to be a new challenge and a new change, and will allow me to use my 23 years of low enforcement experience to the best of my ability,” Splitt said.