Federal Heights Police Department

  • Agency: Federal Heights Police Department
  • Address: 2380 W 90th Ave, Federal Heights, 80221 CO
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Federal Heights Police Department is located at 2380 W 90th Ave, Federal Heights, 80221 CO. The Federal Heights Police Department phone number is 303-428-8538.

Federal Heights Police Department News

Spring forward one hour this Sunday, March 11th.

Vehicles are stolen EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. However, you are smart! STAY with your vehicle when it is running. LOCK your car. ROLL UP your windows. TAKE your keys and valuables inside.

A reminder from Adams County for Deputy Gumm's funeral tomorrow: The service starts at 11 a.m. No public entry will be permitted prior to 10:15 a.m., and that may be as late as 10:30 a.m. Seating is limited and will be first allotted to family, friends and members of law enforcement. We would encourage community members to watch any available live stream through local news stations. No public entry will be allowed into the venue after 10:45 a.m

We are heartbroken for our Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado brothers and sisters and the fallen deputy’s family. RIP.

The Federal Heights Police Department cleared the scene on Moselle Street as of Friday afternoon. The area is rendered safe, residents can return, and all roadways are open. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as several agencies meticulously removed and defused many homemade bombs. The suspect is in custody at Adams County Jail.

PRESS RELEASE ***Update*** Date: January 18, 2018 The suspect, Steven Truetken, was taken to the Adams County Detention Facility overnight and is being held on multiple charges, including criminal attempt second-degree murder. The Federal Heights Police Department obtained a search warrant for the residence located at 2033 Moselle St Federal Heights, CO. Once obtained the Adams County Bomb Unit began the process of searching the home using their robot. The robot locates, retrieves, and dismantles any suspected devices. The search continues, however numerous improvised explosive devices (IED) or suspected IED have been located and are in the process of being recovered. At the time of this update, approximately twelve devices have been recovered and made safe, two additional suspected devices are being worked on, and additional devices have been identified and are pending retrieval and rendering safe. The department can confirm that devices located overnight by the bomb unit have proved to be volatile. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) personnel are on scene in a support role in order to collect samples for testing at their laboratory. The scene is stable; however, the process of retrieving and dismantling these devices can pose a threat. Although residents have been allowed to return home, access on the street is restricted. The search and collection of evidence is expected to take considerable time and residents will be provided access to their homes once today’s activity has been suspended. The home will remain secured by the Federal Heights Police Department overnight and the search of the residence will recommence in the morning. Updates will be periodically released as information is developed.

Quick update on the events in Federal Heights. Both homes were extinguished without injury to firefighters or civilians, All homes that were evacuated, with the exception of the two involved and 3 others, have been released to the residents. There will still be a lot of activity Thursday, so please try to avoid this area. A huge thank you to our community for your patience, understanding and working together through this event.

On January 17, 2018, at about 4:10PM the Federal Heights Police Department received a call in reference to a possible disturbance. As officer responded additional, information was received that indicated that someone might have poured gasoline on one home and set it afire. Fire units and police responded and found a least one and possibly two homes were on fire. A male subject was identified as possibly involved. He was taken into custody and freely advised officers that he had started the fire and of the potential for homemade bombs in and around his home. The subject, identified as Steven Richard Truetken, date of birth: 010162, told investigators that he had planned this event for some time, that he intentionally introduced gasoline into and around the home of his neighbor, and ignites the gasoline knowing that at least one person was in the home. He then set his own home ablaze. He further added that he had run a hose from his water heater gas line into the home and planned to fill it with natural gas in order to destroy his home, but failed to activate the valve. Mr. Truetken did provide investigators with his motivation and work is being done to verify his statements. Adams County Bomb Squad is evaluating the scene for safety and to verify Mr. Truetken’s claims. Residents will be able to return as soon as the area is considered safe. The following organizations are providing assistance: Thornton Police Department, Thornton Fire, Westminster Fire, North Metro Fire, Adams County Fire, Harvest Church, and the Red Cross

Please avoid the area of Tejon Street between 92nd and 90th Avenues http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/01/17/federal-heights-fire-mobile-home/

Don Vallero has been appointed Acting Police Chief of the Federal Heights Police Department. Chief Vallero brings 35 years of experience with the department to this position. He is a military veteran, serving in the United States Navy for 6 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University and an Associate’s Degree from Red Rocks Community College in Criminal Justice. He graduated from the 257th FBI National Academy Session and the 253rd Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command Class. He is also currently enrolled in CU Denver’s Certified Public Manager Program.

CodeRED by OnSolve is committed to providing ongoing excellence in emergency notification services. As a part of our continuous effort to upgrade our technology, CodeRED is making a change to our short code. What is a short code? A short five or six digit number sequence that is displayed on the recipient’s phone when they receive a CodeRED message. These codes are designed to be easy to read and remember, allowing your residents to save the number into their address book. What does this mean to me? CodeRED SMS text messages and Weather Warning messages will be coming from a different short code (number). The messages will still be delivered in the same, reliable way. There is no action required on your part except to notify your recipient population of this change. This will be a seamless, automatic update for all clients and all accounts. Key Takeaways: • New Short Code Number: 76993 • Be sure to notify your recipient population, so they are aware, and can program the new code into their devices • All other aspects of your service remain the same CodeRED enables you to deliver geo-targeted, time-sensitive information to those in need, via a multi-modal approach. The fully redundant platform is designed to deliver millions of messages at a time, through a technology backbone that provides the highest levels of reliability and speed in the industry.

Federal Heights Police supporting cancer awareness for No Shave November.

Happy Thanksgiving from the men and women of the Federal Heights Police Department!

Thanks to Val Perko and Denver Cascade MH Community for hosting "Coffee with a Cop" today. Sgt. Bob Lininger gave a great talk about safety over the holidays and crime prevention. Remember to lock your car and don't leave anything visible that could attract a thief. FHPD: we're here to help!

Federal Heights Police Department coordinated the Red Ribbon event at Federal Heights Elementary School. The Mayor, his wife, Mayor Pro Tem Scharf and many city staff, fire and police personnel helped mark this special occasion by wrapping red ribbon around the entire school and reading books to the students.

K9 Officer Taz assisted the DEA and Northglenn PD in a drug find where about 16 pounds of methamphetamine and large amount of cash were found. Great job Taz!

The FHPD held a Coffee with Cops event today at Holiday Hills Village. Sgt. Lininger gave a great presentation on elder abuse, which comes in many forms. Scams are rampant so if something doesn't sound right, it isn't! Corporal Kottke and Taz also gave a great demonstration.