Buena Vista Police Department

  • Agency: Buena Vista Police Department
  • Address: 713 E Main Street, Buena Vista, 81211 CO
  • Chief: Jimmy Tidwell (Chief of Police)
Phone: 719-395-8654
Fax: 719-395-8655

Buena Vista Police Department is located at 713 E Main Street, Buena Vista, 81211 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Jimmy Tidwell. The Buena Vista Police Department phone number is 719-395-8654.

Buena Vista Police Department News

Everyone be aware! It is now a 4-way STOP at East Main and Railroad streets. Please be careful and drive safe!

Typical...the cops hard at work while the firefighters are just lounging around. 😃 We jest, of course. We are proud to serve our hard working brothers on Buena Vista Fire, who stopped in for a delicious meal today at Jan's Restaurant to support the Tip-A-Cop program, that generates money for the Special Olympics. Thanks to Jan's Restaurant for hosting this awesome event, and thanks to all who helped out and all of those who donated.

If you lost a ring around 100 West Main on Sunday, stop by or call the PD. We may have it for you.

From Chaffee County Crimestoppers: MEDIA RELEASE: On Monday March 26th 2018, a Chaffee County Deputy Sheriff took a report from Timberline Motorsports located in Buena Vista, Colorado. Timberline Motorsports reported that someone had forcefully enetered their enclosed yard and stole an aluminum ATV trailer with a rear bumper and LED lights that had stained redwood decking. An Artic Cat 2006 TVR 400 that was lime green in color and an Artic cat 2017 ATV 500 that was dark green with a gray seat that had a winch and a snowplow mount. If you have any information in reference to this theft and/or the identity of the suspects please contact the Chaffee County Crime Stoppers phone line at (719)539-5299 to stay anonymous or you can contact the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office at (719)539-2596.

On March 21st and March 22nd, your local first responders conducted active shooter drills with staff and students at the Buena Vista High School and Avery-Parsons Elementary School. This training is difficult, in that it brings to mind frightening and sad images we've seen on the news, and it conjurs "what ifs" that many people do not want to think about. However, it is the job of first responders and the schools to conduct these trainings, uncomfortable though they may be, so we can maintain a high level of readiness and preparedness. Your local first responders take this training very seriously, and we are so grateful that the Buena Vista School District encourages this sort of training and works closely with local first responders to ensure this training is done, and to ensure the school staff is also ready and prepared. Many officers participating in this training worked night shifts the night before, and had to return to work later in the day, and some officers came in on their vacations to participate, as we all recognize the importance and value of these drills. A special thank you to Superintendent Lisa Yates and Principal Mike Post for working closely with us to help coordinate these drills and make them happen effeciently and effectively. If you would like to learn more about the school safety protocols, please visit the "I Love You Guys Foundation" website or do a web-search of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Agencies involved: Buena Vista Police Department, Chaffee County Sheriff's Office, Salida Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Buena Vista Fire Department, Chaffee County Fire Department, and Chaffee County EMS.

We are asking for the public's help identifying a vehicle possibly involved in a case. Does anyone know who owns this car? Please contact the PD if you know.

Members of the Buena Vista community attended a presentation ceremony at Clearview Community Church in Buena Vista where Shield 616 presented the Buena Vista Police Department with 10 sets of tactical gear to outfit each officer on February 10, 2018. The gear was donated by a family with ties to the Buena Vista area and is designed to protect officers who go into harm’s way protecting the citizens of the community. Shield 616 is a non-profit organization that puts donors together with law enforcement agencies to provide officers and deputies with lifesaving gear. The name of the organization, Shield 616, comes from the bible verse Ephesians 6:16 “Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Shield 616 has two goals. First, they want to equip every officer with necessary advanced active shooter / crowd control gear. Second they want to provide a support group for that officer who will pray for the officer and family on a daily basis and shower the officer with support and encouragement throughout the year. Jake Skifstad, from Shield 616, and the family that made the donation, were in attendance for the presentation ceremony. Every Buena Vista Police officer was excited to get this equipment and was very thankful to the donor family and Shield 616 for providing the gear. - photographs courtesy of Andrea Morgan.

Our team...we love serving the Buena Vista community.

It is with a heavy-heart that the Buena Vista Police Department again changes its profile picture to that of a shrouded badge for a Colorado law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. This badge is for fallen Adam's County Sheriff's Deputy Heath Gumm, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 24th...the second Colorado officer murdered in the line of duty in less than 30 days. Thank you for your service, Deputy Gumm. When you fell, the citizens of Adams's County lost one of their bravest and finest. Your sacrifice and courage serve as an example to us all. We will hold your family, and the brave men and women with the Adam's County Sheriff's Office, in our prayers. Rest in peace, our fallen brother. Your brothers and sisters in blue now have the watch. https://www.odmp.org/officer/23547-deputy-sheriff-heath-gumm

The men and women of the Buena Vista Police Department wish to extend our thoughts and prayers to the family of Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Zackari Parrish. Deputy Parrish was shot and killed in the line of duty this morning, and four other law enforcement officers were wounded in this shootout. We lift these officers in our prayers, for quick healing and recovery. Deputy Parrish leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Deputy Parrish...thank you for your service; we will always remember you as a hero. When you fell, the citizens of Douglas County lost one of their bravest and finest. Your courage and sacrifice serve as an example to us all. We lift your family and friends, and the brave men and women in Douglas County law enforcement, in prayer. Your brothers and sisters in blue now have the watch. Rest in peace, our fallen brother.

One year ago today, CSP Trooper Cody Donahue was killed while out of his patrol car working an accident on I-25. He was killed by a motorist who failed to move over. Some of us here at the BVPD knew Trooper Donahue and worked with him. He left behind a wife and two daughters. Please, follow the law and move over for emergency vehicles. Thank you, Trooper Donahue, for your service. We continue to lift your family in our prayers.

The men and women of the Buena Vista Police Department want to thank all of our veterans for their service to the United States. To those who serve and have served, we thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYLr_LfhLo

What an awesome display of small town values! We want to thank the staff and students at Darren Patterson Christian Academy for all these appreciation cards. We also want to thank the Salida Spartans for inviting us to their first responder appreciation event, where the Spartan players stood shoulder to shoulder with local first responders during the National Anthem. Thank you DPCA and Salida Spartans...respect!

At approximately 4:50 PM this afternoon, the BVPD was dispatched to a single-vehicle, roll over accident with injuries near the True Value Hardware Store off of US Highway 24. One person was injured and transported by EMS. Though specific details of the crash are not being released at this time, we would like to thank the multiple citizens that stopped to assist. When there is an accident of this nature, witness statements are extremely important to the investigation, and we want to thank the many witnesses who remained on-scene to talk to our officers. Additionally, many witnesses and other citizens who saw the accident rushed in to provide help to the injured person. Many of these citizens stood in the rain that was pouring down, and held a tarp over the injured person and tried to assist with keeping the person calm and stable. This allowed the emergency responders the freedom to begin securing the scene and directing the traffic on the highway around the scene, and it facilitated quicker medical response to bring necessary aid to the injured person. We want to extend our deep gratitude to the citizens who stopped to help, as all first responders are most effective when they can work hand-in-hand with the local citizens to help serve and protect a community. Besides the BVPD, other agencies to respond included the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office, the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Department, Chaffee County EMS, and the Chaffee County Fire Department.

Looks like B.V. is not the only place where wildlife is active throughout town at all hours 😀

Awesome softball game tonight between Chaffee County law enforcement and Chaffee County fire departments. On the blue side, officers from the BVPD joined members of the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office, Salida Police, and the Colorado State Patrol to pull out a win. On the red side, members of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Department joined members of Chaffee County Fire, EMS, and Salida Fire Department. It was a great game and fun was had by all. A lot of money was raised for the Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Chaffee County Crime Stoppers. Thanks to all who participated and to all who provided their support!

Remember with the start of school today, there will be students of all ages out and about. Be careful driving and especially careful around the schools where there are school pedestrian crossings.

We have recently found nice surprises at our PD. We greatly appreciate the love and support.

The Chaffee County Times, as well as the Police Department, has received calls from citizens about telephone scams still going on in our area. The people using the scams have the ability to purchase telephone numbers or even spoof telephone numbers from the local area. They can even use telephone numbers with the 395 prefix. Beware when people call and ask you for money. It may just be a scam.