Estes Park Police Department

  • Agency: Estes Park Police Department
  • Address: 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, 80517 CO
  • Chief: Lowell Richardson (Chief of Police)

Estes Park Police Department is located at 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, 80517 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Lowell Richardson. The Estes Park Police Department phone number is 970-586-4000.

Estes Park Police Department News

Can you multitask? Are you calm and cool under pressure? Do you want to help people? Emergency Services Dispatcher Estes Park Police Department Estes Park Emergency Communications Center The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center is accepting applications for the position of Emergency Services Dispatcher. The job description and application are available at Human Resources or online at www.estes.org/jobs. Submit your application, resume and cover letter to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or in person to the Administrative Services Department located at 170 Macgregor Ave. This position is open until filled. Qualified applications received by January 19, 2018 will be considered for testing and interviews to be held in late January.

These two sweet little fur babies were found in Stanley Village this morning without collars. If you know the owners, please contact the Estes Park Police Department at (970) 586-4000 or the Animal Medical Center at (970) 586-6898.

Happy New Year!

Our thoughts and prayers for our brothers and sisters in Douglas County and their families.

The deadline to sign up for the 2018 Citizens Police Academy is fast-approaching! Don't miss this great opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with Estes Park Police Department. https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/townofestespark/citizenspoliceacademy

We want to take a moment and honor our Chief for his dedication and commitment to our community. Chief Wes Kufeld was presented with his 30 year anniversary certificate from Town Administrator Frank Lancaster this morning. The staff here at the Police Department congratulate the Chief and are proud to be part of the EPPD team. Thank you for serving the Town of Estes Park for 30 years and look forward to many more!

Happy Holidays - buckle up and be safe everyone!

Blue Santa helps 99 recipients this year! The Estes Park Police Auxiliary's Blue Santa program assisted 99 local residents this year. Auxiliary members, police officers, staff & their families joined together Dec 9 to deliver food, toiletries and gifts to elderly, disabled adults and shut-ins who needed a little extra cheer this holiday season. To spread more cheer, Blue Santa also visited with residents at Good Samaritan Village & Prospect Park Living Center. It was another very successful year!! A thank you to all the businesses that allowed Blue Santa jars & boxes in their locations. Also a big thank you to: Mountain View Bible Fellowship, Salvation Army, Good Samaritan Village, III Image Inhancement, Crossroads Ministries, Rocky Mountain Transit Management & High Peaks Camp. A big THANK YOU goes to everyone in our community who donated -- we couldn't do it without you.

Our Blue Santa program gives a new meaning to shop till you drop!

As the holidays approach - check out this video concerning some safe practices of using your computer during the Holidays. https://youtu.be/B2Q0OLZP404

Our Blue Santa program is just around the corner. We will be delivering this weekend. If you would still like to make a donation, please drop by the Police Department or you can mail a donation in c/o Blue Santa, PO Box 1287, Estes Park, CO 80517. Thank you for all the continued support - it is greatly appreciated.

Reach out to help your community -- donate to Blue Santa through Dec. 4 at locations across town Every holiday season, the Blue Santa program collects non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members that need a little extra holiday cheer. Blue Santa is sponsored by the Estes Park Police Department Auxiliary. It is anticipated that Blue Santa will assist nearly 100 people this year. Blue Santa donations will be accepted through Dec. 4 at the following locations: The Estes Park Senior Center, The Estes Park Visitor Center, Bank of Colorado, The Country Market in National Park Village, Estes Valley Library, Med X, Rocky Mountain Health Club, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bank of Estes Park (Park Lane and St. Vrain Center), Premier Members Credit Union, Safeway, Estes Park Medical Center, U.S. Bank, Rambo's Liquor, Animal Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor, Mountain Dew Liquor, Spur 66 Liquor Store, Bart's Liquor, Good Samaritan Society - Estes Park Village and Estes Park Town Hall. More locations will be added, and many locations will collect monetary donations that allow the Police Auxiliary to purchase food and gifts to supplement donated items. Every penny donated will be used to fund items for Blue Santa recipients. Donations will be delivered Dec. 9 to all Blue Santa recipients. For more information, contact Captain Corey Pass at the Estes Park Police Department, at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.

Thank you Chaplain James Carnell for serving our community and the department for the past 14 years. You will truly be missed.

Go behind the scenes with Citizen’s Police Academy Anyone who has ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes at the Estes Park Police Department can find out by attending the 2018 Citizen’s Police Academy. This informative series of classes, sponsored by the Town’s Police Department and offered free of charge, will take place Jan. 8 - Feb. 8, 2018. Sessions take place Monday and Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 pm at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Class size is limited to 30. Applications are available at the front desk of the Police Department at Town Hall, and at www.estes.org/citizenspoliceacademy. Applications must be received by Jan. 3, 2018. Citizen’s Police Academy familiarizes participants with everything from constitutional law to crime scene investigation. The classes will include topics that are common among law enforcement agencies, as well as issues that are unique to Estes Park. Following graduation many academy graduates choose to continue involvement with the Police Department through its volunteer programs. However, a commitment to future volunteering is not required. For more information, contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.

We are extremely proud of our officers.

Reach out to help your community -- donate to Blue Santa Nov. 6 - Dec. 4 Donate at locations across town or at the Nov. 18 Tree Lighting Ceremony Every holiday season, the Blue Santa program collects non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members that need a little extra holiday cheer. Blue Santa is sponsored by the Estes Park Police Department Auxiliary. It is anticipated that Blue Santa will assist nearly 100 people this year, and it’s not too late to nominate someone in need of assistance. To nominate a disabled, shut-in or elderly community member in need, please contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org. Community members may also donate to Blue Santa by visiting the Police Auxiliary at the Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the George Hix Riverside Plaza downtown. The Auxiliary asks everyone who attends the Tree Lighting Ceremony to bring at least one non-perishable food item or provide a cash donation to support the cause. Blue Santa donations will also be accepted Nov. 6 - Dec. 4 at the following locations: The Estes Park Senior Center, The Estes Park Visitor Center, Bank of Colorado, The Country Market in National Park Village, Estes Valley Library, Med X, Rocky Mountain Health Club, Rocky Mountain National Park, Bank of Estes Park (Park Lane and St. Vrain Center), Premier Members Credit Union, Safeway, Estes Park Medical Center, U.S. Bank, Rambo’s Liquor, Animal Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Discount Liquor, Mountain Dew Liquor, Spur 66 Liquor Store, Good Samaritan Society – Estes Park Village and Estes Park Town Hall. More locations will be added, and many locations will collect monetary donations that allow the Police Auxiliary to purchase food and gifts to supplement donated items. Every penny donated will be used to fund items for Blue Santa recipients. Donations will be delivered Dec. 9 to all Blue Santa recipients. For more information, contact Captain Corey Pass at the Estes Park Police Department, at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.

Don't forget today is the day - Drug Take Back Day~

Halloween closure on Elkhorn Ave. allows safe passage of trick-or-treaters To provide safe passage for trick-or-treaters during Estes Park’s annual community Halloween festivities, the Town of Estes Park will close Elkhorn Avenue from Spruce Drive to Riverside Drive from 5 p.m. until approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Side street traffic will be detoured accordingly. The Town will also close the curbside lanes (both eastbound and westbound) of East Elkhorn Avenue from Riverside Drive to 390 East Elkhorn Ave. (Ed’s Cantina). Two-way vehicle traffic will be maintained on the inside lanes in this section of East Elkhorn Avenue. The lane closures are intended to increase safe areas for pedestrians, while at the same time improving the ability of adjacent businesses to participate in the Halloween festivities. Event fencing will be used on the north side of the street, adjacent to Town Hall and the Town Hall parking lot, while traffic cones will delineate the curbside lane closure on the south side of East Elkhorn Avenue. The fencing and cones will guide pedestrians to designated crosswalks. Officers from the Estes Park Police Department will be stationed throughout downtown for added safety. The Town of Estes Park encourages residents to bring their children downtown for a safe and fun Halloween celebration provided by the community’s local businesses, organizations and residents. Trick-or-treating families are encouraged to follow these safety tips: • Costumes should be highly visible with reflective materials. • To prevent tripping, costumes should not drag on the ground. • Props should not have sharp edges that could cause injury. • Carry a flashlight after dark. • Walk, don’t run. • Unless there is a designated street closure, walk on sidewalks and use designated crosswalks only.

Next drug collection scheduled Oct. 28 Police encourage safe disposal of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Town of Estes Park Police Department will offer Estes Park’s Drug Take Back Day to collect unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs for safe disposal — no questions asked. This free service will be held at Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, located at 455 East Wonderview Ave. in Upper Stanley Village. Police officers will collect the drugs, which will remain in the custody of law enforcement officers until they can be incinerated. Estes Park’s Drug Take Back Day is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s national campaign to provide a safe way for people to empty their medicine cabinets of unwanted and potentially harmful prescription drugs. To find participating collection sites in other communities, visit www.dea.gov. Misused and abused prescription drugs containing controlled substances can lead to cases of accidental poisoning, overdose and addiction. The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that prescription medicines are the most abused drugs by Americans, next to marijuana. Seven of the 10 drugs most commonly abused by teenagers are prescription medicines and three quarters of teen prescription drug abusers obtain the drugs from family and friends — often from a home medicine cabinet. Ridding homes of these substances greatly reduces the potential for abuse and accidental poisoning. Items which cannot be accepted at the Drug Take Back Day collection sites are needles and sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs. For more information, please contact Officer Gregg Filsinger of the Estes Park Police Department at 970-577-3868 or at 970-586-4000.

Westover to serve as Chair for State Restorative Justice Council Melissa Westover, Restorative Justice (RJ) manager and executive director of the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership, has been selected to serve as the chair for Colorado’s State RJ Council for the remainder of 2017 and 2018. The council was formed by the Colorado State Legislature via HB 07-1129. Its purpose is to provide training, technical assistance and education related to Restorative Justice in the State of Colorado. In 2013 legislation was passed providing a funding stream through a $10.00 court surcharge that allowed for the funding of four RJ pilot programs throughout the state. These pilot programs were all juvenile based and done in cooperation with district attorneys in four different judicial districts. Given the success of these programs, funding has now been expanded beyond the pilots to other communities and other programs that include non-profits and school-based programs. The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership is housed in the Estes Park Police Department and has been active for 15 years. It has grown from a part time grant funded director offering Community Group Conferencing to a department that has two full-time employees and over 40 volunteers that provide seven different restorative programs to the Estes Park community to include the Estes Park School District. Westover has been with the Estes Park Police Department and Restorative Justice for seven years and became the manager in 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor. For more information, contact Melissa Westover at 970-577-3829 or mwestover@estes.org.

Estes Park Police Department seeks volunteer Auxiliary members The Estes Park Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Police Auxiliary Unit. Auxiliary members perform uniformed, unarmed patrols and assist with special events and other activities ranging from fingerprinting and vacation checks to providing specialized assistance with investigations. Interested individuals should complete a Town of Estes Park employment application, available at www.estes.org/jobs or at the Police Department window at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Applications should be turned in by 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 2017. The selected candidates will be required to attend a training class Nov. 10-11, 2017. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, friendly and outgoing, and must enjoy working with people. Applicants should also be able to stand or walk for up to four hours, consent to a criminal and driving background check, have no felony convictions, no more than two moving traffic violations within the past 12 months, and no warrants or misdemeanor convictions in the last five years. A successful interview with the Police Department will also be required. Auxiliary members come from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences; police or military training is not required. The Auxiliary Unit, formed in 2001, is a 20-member volunteer team whose purpose is to enhance the individual and collective safety of the community by assisting the Estes Park Police Department. A few of the special projects carried out by the Auxiliary team are the Citizen’s Police Academy and the Blue Santa program. Members are required to donate a minimum of 96 hours per year and attend a variety of trainings. For more information, interested individuals should contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.

Estes Park Police Department seeks volunteer Auxiliary members The Estes Park Police Department is seeking volunteers for its Police Auxiliary Unit. Auxiliary members perform uniformed, unarmed patrols and assist with special events and other activities ranging from fingerprinting and vacation checks to providing specialized assistance with investigations. Interested individuals should complete a Town of Estes Park employment application, available at www.estes.org/jobs or at the Police Department window at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Applications should be turned in by 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 2017. The selected candidates will be required to attend a training class Nov. 10-11, 2017. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, friendly and outgoing, and must enjoy working with people. Applicants should also be able to stand or walk for up to four hours, consent to a criminal and driving background check, have no felony convictions, no more than two moving traffic violations within the past 12 months, and no warrants or misdemeanor convictions in the last five years. A successful interview with the Police Department will also be required. Auxiliary members come from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences; police or military training is not required. The Auxiliary Unit, formed in 2001, is a 20-member volunteer team whose purpose is to enhance the individual and collective safety of the community by assisting the Estes Park Police Department. A few of the special projects carried out by the Auxiliary team are the Citizen’s Police Academy and the Blue Santa program. Members are required to donate a minimum of 96 hours per year and attend a variety of trainings. For more information, interested individuals should contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.