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Westminster Public Safety Center
9110 Yates St.
Westminster, CO 80031

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 303-658-4360
Animal Management: 303-658-4326

Email: police@cityofwestminster.us  Please do not report crime to this email address as it is not monitored outside of business hours.

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Filing a Police Report

We do not take online criminal reports. To make a police report, please contact dispatch at 303-658-4360. in the case of an emergency, please call 911.

Police Commendation 

Send an e-mail to express appreciation for commendable acts.


Animal Management Complaint 

Report barking dogs, animal neglect and animals at-large.


Graffiti Report

Report graffiti in the city. (To report graffiti on your own property, please call 303-658-4360 to file a police report).


Report Code Violations 

Report violations for weeds, trash, parking violations and sidewalk obstruction.


Report Traffic Complaint  

Report non-emergency traffic complaints, including speeding, school zone violations and reckless driving.


Report a Traffic Accident 

This link provides an online accident reporting form, which can be used during accident alerts, for accidents in parking lots or for hit-and-run accidents with no suspect. The following conditions must be met:

  • Damage under $1,000
  • No injuries
  • Vehicles are driveable
  • Parties have insurance
  • No suspicion of alcohol/drugs.


Obtain Traffic Accident Report  

Obtain a copy of a traffic accident report using an online service. There is a charge for using this service. You will need the date of the accident, the department case number and a valid credit card to access your report for a quick and easy download.

Please visit our App in the iPhone app store or Google play store for the most up to date events calendar

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April 30, 2022 10am-2pm  - Drug Take Back Event, Police Department - 9110 Yates St.

May 14, 2022 7 a.m. to noon - Shred-a-Thon, Police Department - 9110 Yates St.

TBD, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Teen Citizens Academy, Police Department - 9110 Yates St.

August 2, 2020, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. - National Night Out, Private individually-hosted neighborhood parties throughout the city

TBD  Wednesday Evenings 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Fall Citizens Academy, Police Department - 9110 Yates St.


Neighborhood Traffic Complaints

Neighborhood traffic safety is one of the top complaints that citizens have about their community, and it continues to be a priority for Westminster City Council, law enforcement, and area schools. After years of use and evaluation, more traditional methods of traffic calming, including speed bumps and traffic circles, have proven ineffective. We have found that the best approach is to have officers evaluate each individual concern and work to provide the best solution. The concern will be assigned to a traffic officer for evaluation. If the officer sees there is a problem, additional enforcement can be scheduled for the neighborhood. They may also work with city traffic engineers and local HOA's to resolve the problem. 

If you are concerned about a traffic issue in your neighborhood, you may report it online here, call 303-658-4335, or email tcunning@cityofwestminster.us.


Online Traffic Accident Reporting
The Colorado Department of Revenue provides an online accident reporting form, which can be used during accident alerts, for accidents in parking lots or for hit-and-run accidents with no suspect. The following conditions must be met:

  • Damage under $1,000.
  • No injuries.
  • Vehicles are driveable.
  • Parties have insurance.
  • No suspicion of alcohol/drugs.


Obtaining a Copy of an Accident Report

Obtain a copy of a traffic accident report using an online service. There is a charge for using this service. You will need the date of the accident, the department case number and a valid credit card to access your report for a quick and easy download.


Additional Resources


Download our Mobile App  

Keep up to date with our new mobile app for Iphone and Android. You can find it in the App store or on Google Play under Westminster Police.


New Emergency Notification System - LookoutAlert

Crime Mapping

 The Westminster Police Department (WPD) strives to keep the public informed about crime. In an effort to be transparent, WPD uses a third party vendor CrimeMapping.com, to provide a daily updated crime map.  

Data from the crime map can be reviewed and used to: 

·                     Improve community safety 

·                     Inquire about the police activity in certain neighborhoods 

·                     Begin discussions as part of a coordinated crime prevention initiative 

Types of Crimes  

On CrimeMapping.com, you can view crimes where a police report was taken by WPD. This is a representation of crime and is not all-inclusive of all criminal activity or department activity.  

The data is based on preliminary incident information received from police officers. Crime reports are subjected to investigative review and criminal justice processes which may result in a change in the final crime disposition and/or classification. 

Categories 

CrimeMapping.com uses a nationwide crime category type system. All possible offense charges were reviewed and placed into the most appropriate category; however, select criminal offenses were excluded due to lack of a representative category.  For example: simple traffic infractions, some child abuse, some kidnapping, or any animal related incidents were not included in the map due to lack of appropriate category.  Other non-criminal police incident like runaways, missing persons, natural deaths and suspicious incidents are not categorized by state or federal statute as crimes, are sometimes considered protected medical or private information and therefore are not reported.

Location 

You can view the whole city or narrow your search to a particular area around an address. The crime locations reported are not the exact addresses, but generalized into hundred blocks or intersections. 

Time Frame 

The crime pin may have up to a week delay from the time the incident occurred. The police report needs to be written, approved, and reviewed by our Records Unit before being displayed on the crime map.  

The data is dynamic, which allows for additions, deletions and/or modifications at any time, resulting in more accurate information. Updates from WPD are refreshed daily from our records management system to CrimeMapping.com. 

The map includes a rolling 180 days (6 months) worth of crime data from our agency. If you require more historical data or detailed information, please contact our Public Information Office at 303-658-4421. 

Disclaimer  

CrimeMapping.com compiles crime data using automated processes that are susceptible to error. No warranty is made or implied by any party regarding the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any data provided.  The public is strongly cautioned to not rely upon this data for purposes of making any decisions, or taking or not taking any actions. By using CrimeMapping.com to view Westminster Police Department crime data, you expressly accept these terms of use. 

For more information please visit: https://www.crimemapping.com/FAQ 

Crime mapping can also be found on the Westminster Police Department App

Crime Mapping

SHRED A THON - CANCELED

*** Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to postpone the Spring Shred-a-thon that was previously scheduled for this upcoming weekend. Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.***

 Shred-A-Thon is Planned – May 14, 2022

Iron Mountain will be on-site at the police department to shred all of your personal documents Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 7 a.m. to noon.  This is the 15th annual Metro Denver Crime Stoppers fundraiser and donations go to help pay rewards for tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of criminals who otherwise may not be found by police. 

  • Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 7 a.m. to noon
  • Westminster Police Department – 9110 Yates Street
  • Bring your old bank statements, bills, expired tax documents, medical records, etc
  • 3 bags/boxes of paper are allowed per person
  • Only individuals can participate, businesses are not allowed
  • You don’t need to be a Westminster resident
  • The event is FREE, but donations are encouraged and are tax deductible
  • Questions: email Investigator Spottke cspottke@cityofwestminster.us or call 303-658-4421

 

Compliment and Complaint Procedures

It is the goal of the Westminster Police Department to provide the highest level of law enforcement services. We want to ensure our employees are performing their duties professionally. Police work is a complex job and we realize we may exceed or fall short of your expectations.

Compliments or complaints may be made at any time via any one of the ways listed below.

  • Handwritten or typed compliments or complaints may be mailed to:
  • Westminster Police Department Professional Standards

c/o Professional Services Commander

9110 Yates Street

Westminster, CO  80031

  • Call the non-emergency dispatch line at 303-658-4360 and a request to speak to either the on-duty supervisor or the sergeant or commander in charge of Professional Services.
  • Come into the Public Safety Center located at 9110 Yates Street and ask to speak with the sergeant or commander in charge of Professional Services, or if after business hours, ask to speak with the watch commander.
  • Comments may be left on our comment line at 303-658-4424.

We value your input on the level of service we deliver.

Peace Officer-Involved Shooting Investigations Protocol

In compliance with Senate Bill 15-219, the Westminster Police Department utilizes the Adams County Critical Incident team to investigate any incidents involving the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer that results in injury/death or any other use of force by a peace officer that results in death

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Can't Find What You're Looking For?

If you are having a hard time finding the information you are looking for we want to know. We are constantly looking for feedback to make our site better. Share your ideas with Investigator Cheri Spottke, cspottke@cityofwestminster.us or 303-658-4421.

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EEO Utilization Report

As a recipient of the Department of Justice grant funding, it is a requirement that the Police Department create an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP), which is also known as an Equal Opportunity Utilization Report/Short Form.  The purpose of the EEOP is to make sure that recipients of the financial assistance of the Department of Justice are providing equal employment opportunities to men and women regardless of gender, race, age group, religious affiliation, ethnicity or disability. 

 

The City of Westminster is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and aims to have its workplace reflect the community. 

Non-Discrimination Policy and Complaint Procedure

  • A brochure from the U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs on “Civil Rights Laws Prohibit Discrimination by Agencies that Receive Federal Assistance.”
  • A brochure from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado Civil Rights Division that “Promotes and protects civil rights in the State of Colorado through education and enforcement of anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and places of public accommodation.”

Police Department Applying for a Justice Assistance Grant

The City of Westminster Police Department is applying for the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant.  Per the requirement of the grant, the City is posting notification of the application.

The City of Westminster Police Department is requesting $25,338 from the 2019 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the purchase of an automated License Plate Reader (LPR).  The LPR will warn of criminal activity and assist in locating offenders.  If you have any questions regarding the grant, please contact J. J. Elliott, Senior Management Analyst with the Westminster Police Department, via email at jelliott@cityofwestminster.us.