Estes Park PD has a new officer in town.

Officer Mikel Otazua was sworn in by Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld as the newest member last Wednesday.

Originally from Miami, Florida, Officer Otazua has lived in Colorado for 18 months and upon completing his final semester, he will receive his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He is fluent in Spanish and currently holds an Associate's Degree from Miami Dade College.

Officer Otazua attended the Community College of Aurora post-academy and graduated last month.

"I am fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to work in Estes Park and I look forward to providing excellent service along with my partners at the EPPD," he said in a statement via the Estes Park Police Department's Facebook page.

Welcome, Mikel! You're going to love living in and serving the Estes Park community.