Fort Lewis College Police Department

  • Agency: Fort Lewis College Police Department
  • Address: ASPEN HALL, Fort Lewis College, Durango, 81301 CO
  • Chief: Arnold Trujillo (Chief of Police)
Phone: 970-247-7491
Fax: 970-247-7386

Fort Lewis College Police Department is located at ASPEN HALL, Fort Lewis College, Durango, 81301 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Arnold Trujillo. The Fort Lewis College Police Department phone number is 970-247-7491.

Fort Lewis College Police Department News

With colder temperatures on the way, we would like to remind everyone to thoroughly remove the frost/ice/snow from your vehicle windows prior to driving. Colorado Revised Statute (CRS) 42-4-201(4) reads: "(4) No vehicle shall be operated upon any highway unless the driver's vision through any required glass equipment is normal and unobstructed." You may receive a traffic summons for not completely scraping the frost from your vehicle windows, or even worse, strike a pedestrian or bicyclist. Be safe out there Skyhawks!

THE FORT LEWIS COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A FREE 9-HOUR SELF DEFENSE CLASS FOR WOMEN: Friday – November 9, 2018, 6pm to 9pm & Saturday – November 10, 2018, 4pm to 10pm •There is no cost for the course, however, there is a $10 refundable deposit that will be returned on the first day of class upon appearance. •Instructed by a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) instructor with over 7 years experience as a state certified police officer. •Class size is limited •Those who want to enroll in the course and reserve a space can do so by going to the Fort Lewis College Police Department, located in Aspen Hall on the north side of campus near Physical Plant Services, Monday-Friday, from 8am to 4pm. •For further information/questions please contact Corporal Dufva at the Fort Lewis College Police Department by calling 970-247-7491 or e-mail Corporal Dufva at: mbdufva@fortlewis.edu You can also visit RAD’s website at: http://www.rad-systems.com/

Our department joined WellPac today demonstrating solidarity for #domesticviolenceawarenessmonth by painting their pinky nails purple and/or red to honor #missingandmurderedindigenouswomen. It is our hope that people will ask our officers about their randomly painted pinky nails to honor #missingandmurderedindigenouswomen.

Campus Community, The Front Hill/ 8th Avenue access to Fort Lewis College will be closed for maintenance on Monday, October 15th, 2018, from 9:00am to approximately 2:30pm. Please plan on utilizing another route to access or leave campus during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this closure.

We have had two bear 🐻 reports on campus in the past week.

A bear was reported to be in the area of Whalen Gym last night at approximately 8:30pm. https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/LivingwithWildlifeWildBears.aspx

We shared this information a while ago, but wanted to share it again as a reminder. Scooters are an inexpensive way to commute to campus and around Durango, but there are a few laws regarding their use.

As a reminder, parking permits are required to be displayed on all vehicles parked on the Fort Lewis College campus starting Monday, September 3rd, 2018, at 8:00am. Permits can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Berndt Hall, or the Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Office at Aspen Hall. A parking ticket for not having a valid parking permit is $30.00.

Earlier this week our officers responded to a report of a vehicle versus deer accident in the 1000 block of E. 8th Avenue, on the front hill leading to Fort Lewis College, during the daytime hours. We are very fortunate to be at such a beautiful campus with abundant wildlife. Please be alert when driving. Wildlife may be startled by various things and can suddenly run into the road. The speed limit on campus is 25mph or less. Obeying the speed limit will reduce the likelihood of these types of accidents.

The Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Department would like to welcome everyone back to campus. Parking permits are required to be displayed on all vehicles parked on the Fort Lewis College campus starting Monday, September 3rd, 2018, at 8:00am. Permits can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Berndt Hall, or the Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Office at Aspen Hall. Parking permits are $60.00 per semester, or $120.00 for the both fall and spring semesters. A parking ticket for not having a valid parking permit is $30.00. The Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Department also offers monthly parking permits (hang tags) for $30.00, or weekly parking permits (hang tags) for $20.00. We would like to wish everyone a safe and successful fall semester.

During the summer our parking meters received a much needed renovation. They have been upgraded with debit/credit card capability and accept Visa and Mastercard only. The new meters will also allow us to display different messages at different times of the day.

The residential and commuter parking signs that are posted in the parking lots received an upgrade over the summer. The red and green signs were replaced with Skyhawk yellow and blue signs. The new parking permits this year will coordinate with those colors. We would like to welcome everyone back to campus and hope you have a great fall semester!

The Fort Lewis College Police Department has been alerted to indications of a bear on the east side of campus near the residence halls. There have been no actual sightings that our agency is aware of at this time, however, bears have been known to be on campus, especially during the fall months. Please click on the attached link to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. The site contains information on what to do if you encounter a bear, along with information on how to reduce conflicts between people and bears. Our officers are on duty 24 hours a day and bears can be reported to our agency by calling Central Dispatch at: (970) 385-2900, or the officer on duty directly at (970) 749-6581. https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Education/LivingWithWildlife/LivingWithBears.pdf

We are hiring a Police Officer II (Corporal). This will be a night shift supervisor position with an anticipated start date in November 2018. Applicants must have a valid/current Colorado POST certificate. Additional details can be found at this link.

Our officers complete 16 hours of arrest control training annually, among other required training. Last night we completed our annual arrest control training, which includes written and practical exams.