Brighton City Council selected Clint Blackhurst to serve as acting city manager on Jan. 17, 2017. Blackhurst retired as Chief of Police of the Brighton Police Department July 2016. He became Brighton’s police chief in 1995, served 21 years on the Brighton police force and has a combined 46 years in law enforcement. As police chief, he was entrusted to perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating and directing the activities of the department.
Before coming to Brighton, Blackhurst worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, 1st Judicial District, Lakewood Department of Public Safety and Ogden Utah Police Department.
Blackhurst received his bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Metropolitan State University of Denver and his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver. In 2016, the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce named Blackhurst Brighton’s Citizen of the Year.