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About the Organization

Police Administration Division

Chief of Police, Tim Carlson

This division is managed by Chief of Police Tim Carlson, who directly supervises three deputy chiefs, the senior management analyst, the executive assistant and the crime analyst. Police Administration is responsible for the department’s budget (coordination, planning and oversight), overall policies, goals and objectives, crime analysis, intelligence information, statistical reports, activity analysis, cost allocation studies, memos and reports to city council, performance measurements, special management level research projects, and overall leadership and evaluation of police services for the citizens of Westminster.

The Police Department has a total of 197 sworn personnel and 76.8 civilian personnel. The department's total budget for 2020 is $28,883,362.

 

 

Patrol Services Division

This division is managed by Deputy Chief Norm Haubert. The responsibilities that fall within Patrol Services include patrol operations, SWAT Team, K9 Unit, Special Enforcement Team, field training instructor program, mobile field force, extra duty/off duty employment and emergency management. The division is comprised of four shifts, each supervised by a commander. Geographical “beat” assignments are covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to requests for citizen assistance, provide proactive and reactive response to criminal activity, conduct general patrol activities and ensure community safety.

 

 

Investigation Services Division

Deputy Chief Todd Reeves

This division is managed by Deputy Chief Todd Reeves and is comprised of three main sections. Led by a commander, the major functions of the Investigations Section is to investigate crimes against people and/or property, conduct undercover investigations, coordinate intelligence information, sex offender registration and verifications, crime scene processing, examination of evidence, prisoner extraditions and transports, victim services, and liquor enforcement.  The police department participates in the North Metro Task Force through an intergovernmental agreement. This task force investigates criminal cases involving the sale, possession, manufacture and/or distribution of narcotics. Led by a commander, the Professional Services Section responsibilities include public information/media relations, crime prevention programs, public educational programs, employee background investigations for employment, investigating allegations of misconduct against department members, and coordination of department-wide training. Led by an administrator, the Records and Property Evidence Section maintains police records, answering citizen inquiries and informational requests, cold reports by phone or in person as appropriate, and ensures proper handling, storage and safekeeping of evidence and found property. 

 

Technical Services Division

Deputy Chief Kim BarronThis division is managed by Deputy Chief Kim Barron and is comprised of three main sections. Led by a commander, the responsibilities of the Technology Section include assessing and implementing department technology needs, technical services, animal management and graffiti enforcement/removal. Led by a commander, the Special Events Section is responsible for enforcement and special needs of city owned parks, recreation facilities, libraries, and trail systems; providing safe learning environments for children through School Resource Officers; and enforcement of traffic regulations/control, accident investigation and safety education through the Traffic Unit. Led by an administrator, the Communications Unit responds to emergent and non-emergent calls for assistance, prioritizes and coordinates critical services to the community by dispatching police, fire and ambulance services and provides support to responding officers.