Mr. Borland served in active duty in the United States Air Force from 1972 until 1975 as Security Police and in the Air Force Reserves from 1975 until1977 as Security Police and in the Office of Special Investigations. He then worked at the El Paso County Sheriff's Office from 1979-1984. He was a Patrol deputy, then was promoted to Sergeant in the Administration Division where he started the crime analysis function. He was also a part of the team that installed the first computers at the Sheriff's Office.
Mr. Borland was Manager of Fiscal and Support Services for the Colorado Springs Police Department from 1984-1995. He was responsible for the management of the department budget of over $35 million. In that capacity, he also oversaw the Property and Evidence Unit, the City Marshal's Office and the Fleet and Facilities Unit. Mr. Borland was on the team that planned for decentralized police services and developed the Police Operations Center, two police substations and the Regional Firing Range. Prior to being promoted to Manager of Fiscal and Support Services, he was a Crime Analyst for the CSPD.
Larry Borland has served as a school security professional from 1995 until his retirement in 2013. After retiring Mr. Borland was a National Trainer in school emergency response and threat assessment for the U.S. Department of Education and provided security consulting services for schools in Colorado and various other locations.
From 2008 until 2013, Mr. Borland was Chief of Security and Transportation Services for Academy School District 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was responsible for the development and maintenance of all safety and security programs for the District, including emergency response and management, law enforcement liaison, and management and supervision of all security staff in the District. In addition, he oversaw the transportation operation responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of over 6,000 students per day. Mr. Borland previously served as the Executive Director of Safety and Transportation services in the Douglas County School District from 2003 until 2008, and as Director of Security for Colorado Springs School District 11 from 1995 until 2003.
Mr. Borland received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Colorado, a Master of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has completed numerous specialized training programs in law enforcement, school safety and community leadership. He taught sociology, criminology and public administration classes for CSU-Pueblo and UCCS.
Mr. Borland has served on the U.S. Department of Education School Police and Security Chiefs Committee, the Colorado Safe School Center Advisory Council and the Safe2Tell Board of Directors. He is past President of the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officials. In November of 2013, Mr. Borland was elected to the Academy School District 20 Board of Education, responsible for the governance of a school district of 24,000 students.