Office of the Chief


Fountain Police Department
Chief Cristiani
Mark Cristiani
Chief of Police

Chief Cristiani began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona specializing in detentions and courts. In 1997 he was able to obtain a job with the Scottsdale Police Department as a civilian Police Aide, where he worked as an Advanced Accident Investigator, Civilian Criminal Investigator, 911 Call Taker, and Field Training Officer. In 2000, he attended the Phoenix Regional Police Academy and graduated as a sworn police officer. While working for the Scottsdale Police Department he was assigned to Patrol, Investigations and worked as a Field Training Officer. He retired from the Scottsdale Police Department in 2015.

After getting married and relocating to Colorado, Chief Cristiani was hired by the Fountain Police Department in 2015 as a patrol officer. He worked his way through the ranks of Corporal, Detective Sergeant, Special Operations Lieutenant and most recently the Administrative Commander. Beyond his field experience, Chief Cristiani has additional training in FBI-LEEDA’s Executive and Command and the Supervisor Leadership Institute for Police Executives, just to name a few. Chief Cristiani holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership in Law Enforcement from American Public University System in Virginia.