In January 2016, he retired as a sergeant from the Aurora Police Department. In his experience, Mr.Quigley notes his most rewarding assignments have been related to drug enforcement. He has an extensive background in narcotics investigations and supervising drug units, including having run a multi-jurisdictional, gang-based drug task force with the FBI. Recognized as a subject matter expert in several aspects of drug enforcement, Mr. Quigley regularly speaks at regional, national, and international drug conferences on the adverse impact of drug use. Additionally, he teaches drug law at the Community College of Aurora (Colorado), and has taught drug enforcement classes for the Rocky Mountain HIDTA since 2003.
Dale “Quig” Quigley is the Deputy Coordinator of HIDTA’s National Marijuana Initiative, responsible for providing information and education on issues surrounding marijuana. Prior to this position, he served at the Rocky Mountain HIDTA in Denver from 2011 to 2016. During his tenure at RMHIDTA, Mr. Quigley served as Training Manager, facilitating law enforcement training, program development, and special projects, and as Intelligence Manager, overseeing intelligence and analytical support operations. Mr. Quigley has been a peace officer in Colorado since 1979.