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

Next drug collection scheduled April 28 Police encourage safe disposal of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Estes Park Police Department will sponsor a 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. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others may accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine. To find participating collection sites in other communities, visit www.dea.gov. 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

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Captains Pass, Rose graduate from Northwestern University Center for Public Safety The Estes Park Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Captains Corey Pass and Eric Rose from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University. Pass and Rose successfully completed the 22-week Staff and Command program -- from September, 2017 through February, 2018. The program was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983 and has graduated over 20,000 students both nationally and internationally. Police Chief Wes Kufeld commented, “I commend Captain Rose and Captain Pass for taking significant time from their schedules to expand on their knowledge and skills.” He continued, “This commitment demonstrates their exceptional dedication to Estes Park Police Department and the public safety of our community.” The Center of Public Safety was established at Northwestern University in 1936 with the specific goal of expanding university-based education and training for the law enforcement community. The School of Police Staff and Command provides upper-level college instruction in 27 core blocks of instruction and additional optional blocks during each session. The major topics of study include: Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Organizational Behavior, Applied Statistics, Planning and Policy Development, Budgeting and Resource Allocation.

Please see the latest editorial from Chief Kufeld... Please thank your 9-1-1 dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week By Police Chief Wes Kufeld Have you ever wondered who answers that 9-1-1 call in the middle of the night, or helps you with any non-emergency concerns you might have? Those people are your friends, neighbors and fellow residents. Your Emergency Communications Center dispatchers are well-trained professionals dedicated to getting you the emergency help when you need it. They send law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel to your aid at all hours of the day and night, 365 days a year. For a century, the Town of Estes Park has operated a dispatch center to answer all emergency and non-emergency calls in the Estes Valley. This operation began with a simple red light on a pole that lit up to alert officers to a call for service. Records were kept using a notepad and pencil, and a typewriter was used to create official documents. The dispatch center was in the old Police Department building in Bond Park, which later became the public library and has since been removed. Then operations moved to the old school building, which is today’s Town Hall. In my early days working here, I remember dispatchers using a siren on top of the building for fire calls. I’m sure visitors worried a tornado was coming through town, but it was our way of notifying the Fire Department. I remember sitting in so one of our dispatchers could take a break and hoping the phone didn’t ring. For me, it was much more difficult to field a 9-1-1 call than to respond to the scene as a police officer. I remember the days when female dispatchers were tasked with searching female prisoners during the booking process. It is hard to believe all the things they were asked to do, but they always responded without hesitation. They were great public servants then and they are the same caliber of people today. Today, the Estes Park Police Department maintains the Emergency Communications Center, one of five dispatch centers within Larimer County, with state-of-the-art technology. 9-1-1 technology has increased substantially to include the ability to text 9-1-1. The officers have instant communication with dispatch through Mobile Data Terminals in their cars. In seconds, maps, photos, personal information, officer safety information and other confidential data can be sent directly to officers in the field from all over the nation. The Estes Park Emergency Communications Center Dispatchers undergo consistent training in order to stay tuned to current technology and follow new communication trends. They take pride in their jobs and take on a personal responsibility to be helpful to you or whoever may call for help. They ride with officers on occasion to stay current and familiar with odd locations around town. They have an amazing amount of technology at their fingertips and a wealth of information to help with successful outcomes in the field. We are incredibly proud of our Emergency Services Dispatchers and the service they provide citizens of the Estes Valley and its visitors. They are the backbone of ensuring help gets to you in a timely manner. Please help me in saying “thank you” to our dispatchers during National Public Safety Communicators Week, April 8-14. We couldn’t do it without them.

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Thank you all for your dedication.

Summer is right around the corner - just a reminder if you coming to visit you might want to be informed and prepared.

Happy Easter everyone - hope it’s eggstra special.

Estes Park resident arrested for possession of sexually exploitative material On March 22, 2018, Estes Park police officers arrested Estes Park resident Brian Biggs, age 59, in the 1700 block of Raven Avenue. Biggs is charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Class 4 Felony). The suspect was transferred to the Larimer County Jail. The arrest follows a lengthy investigation performed by the Estes Park Police Department in conjunction with the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The District Attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado has assumed responsibility for the case. No further information will be released by the Estes Park Police Department. Individuals with information regarding the charges against this suspect are encouraged to contact the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000.

If you can help identify this individual, please contact us at (970) 577-3838.

Proud of our "Buzz the Fuzz" team who participated in St. Baldrick's to raise money for childhood cancer. They raised over $2,000. Way to go EPPD!

GO EPALERTS: Visitors can now text to opt-in to emergency alert system Guests can receive emergency alerts for two-weeks during visit, if any are issued The Town of Estes Park and Estes Park Police Department (EPPD), in partnership with Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA), are pleased to announce a new temporary alert system, Go EPALERTS, geared toward visitors of Estes Park. Everbridge, the vendor of the current Mass Notification System, now has the capability to provide access for visitors to sign up for emergency alerts for a two-week period. To participate, visitors can simply text GO EPALERTS to 888-777. The visitor’s cell phone number will automatically be added to the database that could be used if the Estes Park Emergency Communications Center sends out emergency mass notifications during the following two-week period. Captain Corey Pass of the Estes Park Police Department commented, “I remember during the Woodland Heights Fire watching the helicopters fly low over the downtown corridor, which was full of visitors at the time, and wishing we had a direct way to tell our visitors what’s going on.” Pass continued, “LETA, along with the Estes Park Police Department and Town have been trying to address this communication gap for years and we are pleased to announce that technology has finally caught up with this concern and we now have a way to communicate this important information to our visitors.” The Town and EPPD are working with local business partners and organizations including the Red Cross and Salvation Army to promote the Go EPALERTS program through local businesses. Because GO EPALERTS subscriptions expire after two weeks, this system is not intended for long-term use by residents of the Estes Valley. Residents should continue to sign up for full emergency alerts through www.leta911.org, as this system is more robust, providing options to receive emergency information for various addresses phone, cell phone, email and text. The full system retains resident information for important alerts until the resident opts out of the program. For more information, please contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828. To receive Town news in your email inbox, visit www.estes.org/subscribe. More Town news is available at www.facebook.com/townofestesparkco and www.twitter.com/townofestespark. END

Made a new friend today - welcome Caden!

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. April 6, 2018. The selected candidates will be required to attend a training class on the evening of April 27 and the morning of April 28, 2018. 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 experience 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.

We found this boy near Pawnee - is he yours? Please give us a call 586-4000.

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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 will be considered for testing and interviews to be held in late March. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jUdbYC6P3iYI9ahEBCZ6Sq_wGyCVsj2J/view

“Your Police, Our Community” SUMMER JOB or INTERNSHIP Community Service Officer The Estes Park Police Department wants energetic people to be Community Service Officers (CSO) this summer. If you are personable and like to work with people in a wide range of situations, if you want to be an ambassador for the Town of Estes Park and you want to work in one of the most scenic towns in America, then apply with the Estes Park Police Department. Being a CSO requires the ability to perform foot patrol in downtown Estes Park. The responsibilities of a CSO include public relations, customer service, pedestrian and vehicle traffic direction, parking enforcement, lost & found property management and assisting the Patrol, Dispatch and Records Divisions. The CSO position can be used as a paid college internship or summer employment. Watch our video on www.estes.org/eppdcareer A CSO must be willing to work day shifts on all weekends & holidays, 40+ hours per week. They must demonstrate proficiency with written and verbal communications and have good interpersonal skills. A candidate must be at least 18 years of age and successfully complete an interview and a background investigation. The starting salary is $14.50/hour. The employment period begins mid May and ends mid-August (we work with your school schedule). Additionally, if you live in Colorado and you want to continue working weekends mid-August through September then that is an option for you. An application is available at our Human Resources Department or on our website www.estes.org/jobs. Submit your application, cover letter and resume to: Town of Estes Park; Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1200; Estes Park, CO 80517; or email it to HR@estes.org; or in person to Administrative Services located at 170 MacGregor Ave in Estes Park by Monday, March 12, at 9am. Correspondence regarding the status of applications will be made via e-mail. Questions may be directed to Executive Assistant Peni Barnes at 970-577-3823, pbarnes@estes.org or Sergeant Rick Life at 970-577-3872, rlife@estes.org. The Town of Estes Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.