Captain John Manago currently serves as the Division Commander for the Patrol Division of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.
Captain Manago started his law enforcement career with the New York City Department of Corrections in 1985, where he worked as a correctional officer in various jails in the New York City area. In 1986, he was hired as a police officer with the New York City Police Department where he worked in uniformed patrol and was assigned to the Community Policing Unit. In 1989, he moved his family to Loveland, Colorado and was hired as a police officer for the City of Loveland. During his tenure at Loveland P.D. he has held the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, and in 2002 was promoted to Lieutenant. He worked in the Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, commanded the Field Training Program, instructed defensive tactics (PPCT) and spent fifteen years with the SWAT team where he was assigned as the unit commander. In 2005, he was transferred to the Professional Standards Unit in charge of Internal Affairs, Personnel, Training and Accreditation.
In 2006, Captain Manago was certified as an assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and continues traveling to agencies throughout the county verifying their compliance to these standards. Captain Manago has a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from the University of Northern Colorado, and is a graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety's School of Police Staff and Command. In December 2012, Captain Manago graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Session 251.