The interim chief of Fort Collins police will be new to Fort Collins, but he is no stranger to Colorado.

Retired Aurora Police Deputy Chief Terry Jones has been conditionally offered the job, City Manager Darin Atteberry announced in a letter sent to the department Thursday night. The agreement is expected to be finalized Monday, pending final test results and the completion of paperwork.

Jones he will become Fort Collins' acting chief of police May 13, the day after Chief John Hutto's planned May 12 resignation.

Jones, 62, spent 35 years with the Aurora Police Department, twice serving as interim police chief. He was active in the 800-person agency's response to the July 20, 2012 Aurora theater shooting that left 12 people dead and scores of moviegoers injured. Jones also coordinated Aurora's role in managing evacuees from Hurricane Katrina, and he was active in orchestrating operations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. 

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