Westminster Police Department

  • Agency: Westminster Police Department
  • Address: 9110 Yates St, Westminster, 80031 CO
  • Chief: Lee Birk (Chief of Police)
Phone: 303-658-4360
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Westminster Police Department is located at 9110 Yates St, Westminster, 80031 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Lee Birk. The Westminster Police Department phone number is 303-658-4360.

Westminster Police Department News

This suspect stole credit cards from a car at McKay Lake, within the hour the credit cards were used at several business in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00. You can remain anonymous, or contact the Westminster Police Department 303 658 4360.

We would like to introduce our new Deputy Police Chief. DC Kim Barron will be managing our Special Services Division, which includes Investigations, Professional Services, Police Records and Property, Communications, and Neighborhood Services. Since beginning her career with Westminster as a patrol officer in 1988, Kim Barron has served in assignments as a DARE Officer, Liquor Enforcement Investigator, CALEA accreditation manager, Firearms Instructor, Traffic Sergeant, K9 Sergeant and K9 Commander, Patrol Commander, Professional Services Commander, and Neighborhood and Support Services Commander which includes Records, Property/Evidence, Code Enforcement and Animal Management. She is also the coordinator of the Police Department Peer Support Team, a group of people who are dedicated to the emotional wellness of Westminster Police Department employees and their families. Please join us in welcoming DC Barron to her new role serving the citizens of Westminster!

***UPDATE*** Isabella has been found safe! Thank you for all the shares, she was recognized by someone who then contacted police. We can’t thank you enough for all of your help! Isabella Garcia was last seen by her guardians on October 31, 2017 in Lakewood, Colorado. Isabella is a 14 year old Hispanic female, who is 5’4”, 130 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, last wearing grey sweat pants, and a brown sweater. Police now believe Isabella may be in the Westminster area. She is considered an endangered runaway who is at risk for possible sexual exploitation. Anyone who has seen Isabella or knows her whereabouts is encouraged to call police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00. You can remain anonymous, or contact the Westminster Police Department 303 658 4360.

Thank you so much to our local Barnes & Noble for choosing Westminster PD's Santa Cops as their recipient for their 2017 holiday book drive! Today officers picked up over a 1,000 books that will be given to kids within the program and throughout the city!

An era is coming to a close. Deputy Chief Mike Cressman retires today after 40.5 years with the Westminster Police Department. Deputy Chief Mike Cressman started his Law Enforcement career with the Westminster Police Department in June of 1977. Prior to that, he served as a Military Police Officer in the US Army in Germany and earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Florida. During the four decades of his career at Westminster PD, Mike served as a Police Officer, Senior Police Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Investigations Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Traffic Lieutenant, Investigations Lieutenant, SWAT Team member, SWAT Team Leader, and SWAT Team Commander. He was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2006, and holds this position today. Mike has made several significant contributions to the Westminster Police Department that will leave a lasting legacy. In the 1980’s, Mike served as the PD’s Field Training Coordinator and restructured the program into the “competency based” format that is still used today. During his time as a SWAT Team Leader, he was instrumental in establishing a leadership foundation that values a team-focused mentality and is still essential to the team’s operational and tactical success. In 1998, he revived the PD’s K9 program, which had been inactive for several years, and helped establish the modern-day K9 unit that we have today. He also served as a Field Training Officer, a Driving Instructor, and a Physical Fitness Instructor. He has been awarded the Police Department’s Meritorious Service Medal, the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart. In 1994, Mike graduated in the 179th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is currently a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He coached baseball at Erie High School for ten years, and coached many years of youth football, baseball, and basketball within the Erie community. Mike has two sons, both of whom have followed in his footsteps of public service in Westminster. One is a Paramedic for the Fire Department, and the other is a K9 Officer for the Police Department. Mike has always expected professional police performance from his staff, and in turn has supported them when he knew they were being honest and trying their best. When discussing his many career experiences, he continually called attention to the accomplishments of others, stating, “The successes I’ve had can be seen through the successes of everyone around me.” The Westminster Police Department has been fortunate to have a leader like Mike who has carried on the organization’s tradition of professionalism, despite handling many demanding and difficult situations over the years. Best of luck in your retirement! Enjoy!

We know these are not the best pictures, but this guy needs to be caught! On November 26th he was observed placing his cell phone under the door of a dressing room while a customer was trying on clothes. If you know this person or have information you can contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00. You can remain anonymous. Or you can call the Westminster Police Department 303 658 4360.

**PRESS RELEASE** Date – December 2, 2017 This morning around 3:45a.m. Westminster Police Dispatch received a 911 call from a home in the area of 85th Ave/Lowell Blvd. reporting a disturbance. When police arrived a few minutes later, they found an adult female deceased from a gunshot wound, and an adult male deceased from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound. The situation appears to be domestic violence related and we do not believe there is any danger to the public. We do not believe there are any suspects outstanding. Detectives are still investigating the scene and attempting to contact next of kin for the deceased parties. No additional information is available at this time. ###

This week we celebrated 15 years in our current Public Safety Center building. Prior to moving in here, our PD was located at 88th Ave and Sheridan Blvd from 1979-2002. Some of our officers have been reminiscing and dug up some old pictures of the old PD. Times have changed, and we are very fortunate to be in our current facility!

On Wednesday, November 22nd, around 6:20pm, the Metro PCS store at 3047 74th Ave. was robbed at gunpoint by four teenage males wearing bandanas, hoodies, and armed with handguns. They fled in a silver Sion TC. Please see the below video and see if you can recognize these individuals. Still photos and a photo of a similar car are posted below in comments. If you have any information, please call Westminster Police at 303-658-4360. You may also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $2,000.00.

We've had some great success with citizens helping to identify people in our posts......so lets try this one. On August 30, 2017 the victim placed her purse on top of her car as she prepared to go into the store. The victim entered the store, forgetting her purse, when she realized she had forgotten the purse she returned to her car. A witness said a lady came up and took the purse off of the roof of the car and said she was going to turn it into customer service. The purse was never turned in. We are looking for help in identifying the subject in the attached pictures. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00. You can remain anonymous.

Come see what a career in dispatch is all about! The position will open on January 22, 2018

Please take a look at this video and see if you can help us find one of our wanted fugitives. If you have any information on Timothy Chavez's whereabouts, please call 303-658-4360 or 911. You may also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) to remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

***UPDATE*** Missing child Madeleine Malloy has been found safe. Thank you for your help sharing her information and preparing to help with the search today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ If you would like to help search for Madeleine please see the below message. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

***UPDATE*** Missing child Madeleine Malloy has been found safe. Thank you for your help sharing her information and preparing to help with the search today. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Low Cost Pet Vaccine, Microchip & License Clinic at Murdoch's in Westminster (9150 Wadsworth Pkwy) this Saturday 11/18 from 2-4pm. Click link for more info.

Thank you to all the veterans who have served our country! We salute you 🇺🇸

Do you recognize these males? They are responsible for thefts of lottery tickets on at least two separate occasions. One suspect would distract the store employee, causing them to leave the front counter unattended, while another suspect would go behind the front counter and steal lottery tickets. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00.

The holiday season is underway! We are really excited that Barnes & Noble has chosen our Santa Cops program as the recipient of their 2017 Holiday Book Drive! Every Christmas, Santa Cops sponsors a number of Westminster children in need and provides them with some clothing and gifts to open on Christmas morning. This year, those kids will be getting books as well! While you're starting your holiday shopping, please keep Barnes and Noble in mind and consider donating a book towards the book drive!

Want to see some casual snapshots of what our officers have been up to? This is one from last week when some of our motor officers had the opportunity to do a dignitary escort for Vice President Mike Pence. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 For more, check out our Instagram: @westminster_pd

UPDATE: Walmart homicide suspect Scott Ostrem has been taken into custody https://t.co/q9EPq5f4ZH UPDATE** Suspect identified as SCOTT OSTREM (DOB: 03-08-70), nationwide extradition homicide warrant. Any info tipline #720-977-5069 Let’s help Thornton PD out! Someone knows this guy!!!

Maybe someone will recognize this guy! On 08/04/2017 at 1245 hours, the male entered the King Soopers at 10351 Federal Boulevard. Our victim is an employee of Trac phones and had a booth set up inside the grocery store. She left her purse at the booth and walked around the store. When she returned she noticed her purse was missing. Later, the victim began receiving fraudulent activity on her checking account, old checks in her purse had been attempted to be cashed, and someone attempted to open a Discover card in her name. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers 720 913 STOP (7867). You may be eligible for a reward up to $2000.00. You can remain anonymous.

Our officers had a great time trick or treating with the kids in our community! Happy Halloween 👻🎃

Today we had the opportunity to meet this young man and simply say thank you..... Tyler is celebrating his 10th birthday by traveling the country and thanking the nation’s Law Enforcement Officers by providing them with donuts and his sincere appreciation for the job of protecting everyone.

We are again a host location for the DEA's Drug Take-Back event. Drop off your unused or expired medication for safe disposal TOMORROW, Saturday, 10/28 from 10a-2p. Items that cannot be accepted: needles & sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters, or illicit drugs.