Wheat Ridge Police Department

  • Agency: Wheat Ridge Police Department
  • Address: 7500 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, 80033-8001 CO
  • Chief: Daniel Brennan (Chief of Police)
Phone: 303-237-2220
Fax: (303) 235-2949

Wheat Ridge Police Department is located at 7500 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, 80033-8001 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Daniel Brennan. The Wheat Ridge Police Department phone number is 303-237-2220.

Wheat Ridge Police Department News

Our officers participated in the Officers Down 5K this weekend, a nationwide law enforcement event which celebrates officers who put their lives on the line daily to keep our communities safe and honor those who have fallen in the line of duty. We're happy to report that they all finished the race! Officers Down 5k participants from WRPD: Officer Cotton, Detective Paugh, Detective Wright, Detective McDaniel, Detective De la Vera

Take it nice and easy this morning. It’s slippery out there so please slow down on your commute.

Three seconds. That's all it takes to turn an ordinary drive into a life-saving act. We hope this new PSA from the Colorado Department of Transportation inspires you to wear your seatbelt every single time you get in a vehicle, no matter how short the trip. English: https://vimeo.com/238835420 Español: https://vimeo.com/238835066

Remember to Fall Back as daylight savings ends this weekend! Set your clock back one hour when you go to bed tonight. This is also a good time to check your emergency stockpile for winter in case you have to shelter at home during a storm. Make sure you have at least 72 hours worth of water (for each person/pet), non-perishable foods and don't forget the crate, leash, water and kibble for your pets. More information about emergency preparedness http://bit.ly/WRPDEmergencyMgmt

Scott Ostrem has been arrested in the #ThorntonWalmartShooting. The Thornton Colorado Police Department is requesting any video associated with the incident.

One of the many benefits of caring for pets is that they help reduce stress, and with all the terrible news yesterday, we hope these little guys at least bring you a smile today. Senior animals are typically calm and generally don't require the exercise of younger pets. They are also always ready to relax! Senior pets can be the best kind of animals to cuddle up with – often preferring life at a slower speed. Take a moment and check in with family, friends, and neighbors who may be struggling today, and if someone you know needs more than just a good listener, share the Colorado Crisis Services line 844-493-8255 or TEXT to 38255

Sgt. Jungclaus contacting two suspicious persons.

Please be careful if you’re out Trick-Or-Treating tonight. Wear bright clothing , carry a flashlight, or use glow sticks to be more visible. Officer Fischer with Paityn, who says she is a good witch.

Tonight's the night our Animal Control officers receive the most calls about lost pets. Maggie wants to remind WR pet parents to please make sure her four-legged friends are inside behind a closed door so they don't escape into the scary darkness when trick-or-treaters come calling. And remember to keep the treats well out of paws reach. Have a safe, sweet Howloween!

UPDATE: Smokey was reunited with his family this afternoon. Anyone missing a male brown and white boxer mix with a red collar? He was found by WRPD Animal Control near 41st & Pierce St. at around 1 p.m. today. He jumped right in and made himself at home in CSO Burton's vehicle. Pls call Foothills Animal Shelter 303-278-7575 if this is your very friendly boy. Please Share so his family knows he's been found and is waiting for them at FAS.

Chief Dan Brennan and members of his command staff will hold the second WRPD Community Forum on Wed. Nov. 15, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. at City Hall in City Council Chambers. The topic for this presentation is Homelessness. Officers from Crime Prevention, Code Enforcement and Traffic will also be on hand at the beginning of the meeting to provide information. The meeting will conclude with a question and answer session.

Come on by and say boo!

Sgt Watson and Detective Ells are ready for your outdated pills and patches at Lutheran Med Ctr today from 10am -2 pm. #NationalDrugTakeBack

The Chaplain program at the Wheat Ridge PD is an essential part of what we do. These faith leaders provide food at our officer's events, volunteer their time and offer our officers free, safe spaces to recharge and regroup. We greatly appreciate what they do. Learn a bit about WRPD Lead Chaplain Scott Moore. #KnowYourPD Experience with the PD: I have been a chaplain for the WRPD for 3 years. This is one of the most professional and welcoming organizations I have ever been associated with. As a chaplain, I have felt nothing but support from the department. I have also watched our officers go above and beyond in doing their jobs. Most rewarding experiences as a PD Chaplain: The two most rewarding experiences for me working with the WRPD have been building a relationship with many of our officers and seeing the Safe Stop program off the ground. It energizes me to be able to support our department in some tangible ways. Favorite part about being a chaplain: I love being with our officers and getting to know them as individuals. It is great to talk with them about family, vacations, hobbies, and life in general. I also love working with officers through the tough times that life and career bring. Our mission is to “serve those who serve us," and that really is what I enjoy doing most. WRPD's Safe Stop Program: The Safe Stop program is a way of connecting our faith community to the police department in order to serve and honor our officers. Safe Stops are essentially a substation for officers located in a church. The Safe Stop is a non-contact office that is away from the public’s eye. The Safe Stop is a place that officers can grab a cup of coffee, cold drink, snack, eat lunch and write a report if needed. The officers always have access to the office, and this space is not available to the members of the church. Officers have to continually be vigilant of their surroundings, and Safe Stop gives them a chance to relax in a safe environment. Read more about the Safe Stop program via The Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/17/wheat-ridge-police-safe-stop/

Weather warning: According to several weather reports, we could be getting snow very soon in Wheat Ridge. In that event, remember to drive slowly and leave yourself plenty of time to travel and plenty of space from the car in front of you. Be safe out there!

Got a recommendation for car restoration? The City is considering restoring the very first Wheat Ridge Police Car, a 1969 Ford Custom 500, so that it is parade-worthy for the City's (and the car's) 50th Anniversary in 2019. We are in the very early stages of developing a budget and a timeline for the project. Here is the car today vs. when it was brand new in 1969 with Jack Bramble, the Acting Police Chief. What do you think? #ThrowbackThursday

Before responding, make sure the emails you are receiving have come from a friend or a known source. Never click on links contained in emails. Go to the company's website to find information. Protect yourself. #cybersecurity

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. By creating a Smart911 Safety Profile, people can provide information about their risk of being a domestic violence victim along with a home address. Should the victim ever need to call 9-1-1, the dispatcher will be able to send help without the victim ever saying a word. Sign up for Smart911 here: http://bit.ly/WRSmart911

Halloween is fast approaching and the Wheat Ridge PD wants you and your family to be safe and have fun this year. Share this video with the trick-or-treaters in your life! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQJB_PDuIOY

Have a look at some of these awesome trunks from Trunk or Treat in 2015 and 2016! We hope to see you all Trunk or Treating on October 28 at the Green (7101 W 38th Ave) from 4-6 p.m. Sign up your car here: http://ridgeat38.com/play/trunk-or-treat/ Ridge at 38 Localworks

Members of WRPD completed intensive training in Police Crisis Intervention Team training. CIT is a program in the United States to help police officers react appropriately to situations involving mental illness, developmental disability or emotionally disturbed persons. Most members of the department are CIT trained with a goal of getting everyone through the program.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Next Wednesday, October 25, to Thursday, October 26, from 8 p.m. - 5:30 a.m., I-70 Eastbound and Westbound from C470 to Kipling Street will have intermittent mobile lane closures for asphalt crack repair. Expect minor delays as crews conduct mobile repair operations. During the repairs, single lane closures can be expected. No full road closures are planned. Please plan for additional time during your commute. I-70 will reopen by 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. The lane closures are required for repairs and maintenance of the highway.

Smart reminder from our friends at the Arvada Fire Department to use flameless candles for your jack-o-lanterns this Halloween. We promise nobody will be able to tell the difference!