Police Department

The Eaton Police Department is a 24 hour operation with officers on duty round the clock to assist you.  The Police citizen service window, located in the lobby is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding weekends and holidays.  VIN checks are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There is a ten dollar charge for this service, payable in advance.  No VIN checks are conducted after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends. 

The telephone numbers for the Eaton Police Department are (970) 454-2212.  Faxes may be sent to (970) 454-3648.  For emergency calls please dial 9-1-1.  For non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, residents should call (970) 454-2212.  After 6:00 p.m. and on weekends and holidays your call will be answered by a Weld County Dispatcher, who will dispatch an Eaton Officer to assist you.
It is unlawful for any minor who has not reached his or her sixteenth birthday to be or remain upon any streets or alleys or other public places within the Town, or to remain in any establishment open to the public generally within the Town, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except:

(1)  When accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor; or

(2)  For lawful employment;

(3)  When such minor is in the custody of and accompanied by a person who has reached his or her eighteenth birthday and who has in his or her possession the written consent of such parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor.
The Community Service Officer responds to animal control issues within the city limits of Eaton.  However, the department does not do enforcement on felines.  The department has cat traps available for residents to use on a first come basis.  Traps may be checked out at the police department for up to a week at a time.  Please call (970) 454-2212 to see if the traps are available.  It is the responsibility of the resident capturing a cat in a trap to transport the animal to the Weld County Humane Society or a veterinarian of their choice. Any further questions regarding animal control issues may be directed to CSO Daigle at 454-2212 xt 135.

Dogs captured by the Eaton Police Department are housed at the Eaton Animal Den located at 231 S. Elm Ave.  Residents who think their dog might have been picked up by the the police department may either call the police department at (970) 454-2212 or the Animal Den at (970) 454-3353.
Due to liability reasons, the Eaton Police Department does not unlock vehicles with keys left inside.  There are numerous lock smiths and wrecker companies in the area that are equipped to assist you.  Should a child be locked in a vehicle, the police department should be called immediately. Officers will respond and take appropriate action in this event.  The Eaton Police Department does not recommend any one wrecker company or lock smith for the purpose of unlocking your vehicle. 
Town of Eaton Municipal Code

Section 15-4-1 - Detached trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.


*Publication Date: 12/24/15
*Enforcement Date: 01/25/16

For purposes of this section, "trailer" means any wheeled vehicle that is without motive power and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle. A "recreational vehicle" means campers, pickup campers or trailers containing living space and amenities found in a home that are without motive power and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle. A "pickup camper" means a camper body capable of being loaded or unloaded from or to the bed of a pickup truck.

(2) No recreational vehicle shall be detached from a towing vehicle and left standing in any public right-of-way, except that a detached recreational vehicle may be left standing in the public right of way that adjoins and is contiguous to property owned by, leased by or otherwise in the control of the owner of the recreational vehicle for a period not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours.


*EXCEPTIONS* To 15-4-2

1) Out of Town Visitor: May apply for a permit at the Eaton Police Department for a period of 14 days. Visitor may reapply after the initial for additional 14 days (Total 28 days of permit).
Media outlets requesting information regarding a specific case being handled by the Eaton Police Department should contact the Public Information Officer (PIO).  The designated PIO is Chief Art Mueller. Chief Mueller may be reached by calling (970) 454-2212, extention 102. 
The Eaton Municipal Court may be reached by calling (970) 454-2212 and asking for the court clerk.  Defendants wishing to request a continuance or wishing to pay a fine should speak with the court clerk at extention 100.  Eaton Municipal Court holds sessions on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month in the auditorium of the Eaton Town Hall at 224 1st Street.  Court begins at 1:30 p.m. with check-in at 1:00 p.m.  The Municipal Judge is Tree Ablao and the City Attorney is Avi Rocklin.

Eaton Municipal Code - Section 14-1-1

It shall be the duty of any person or persons actually occupying or using premises as owner, lessee or tenant thereof, within the corporate limits of the Town of Eaton, to keep the public sidewalk contiguous to the premises and grounds so occupied or used free and clear of all snow and ice, and it shall be the duty of such person or persons to remove all snow from said sidewalks within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has fallen.

The Eaton Police Department welcomes your comments regarding traffic stops and other contacts between you and the Department.  Please call (970) 454-2212 and ask to speak with either Chief Art Mueller, Lieutenant Kevin Sturch or Sergeant Tom Suter.  Your identity and any comments that constitute a complaint will be kept confidential unless you desire further action.
All of us can remember a time when you could leave your house and car unlocked and even leave the keys in the ignition.  Sad to say, those days are gone. 

Eaton Police Department has the following recommendations for residents when it comes to their personal property:

1.  Lock all of your doors, both when gone and at home. 

2.  Do not leave your car unlocked.  Make sure you remove personal items from view and place them in the trunk of your vehicle.

3.  Close your garage door.  An open door invites your property to be stolen.

4.  When going on vacation, notify the police department.  We will check your property daily.

5.  Notify the police immediately, if you see someone hanging around your neighborhood that you don't know. 
 
 
SAFEWISE NAMES EATON AS THE THIRD SAFEST CITY IN COLORADO:
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.88
Property Crimes per 1,000: 0.44
Eaton Police Officers are available to speak to your service club or organization.  Officers will be glad to present a program to inform you about the police department, our policies and procedures when handling calls for service and how the police department can better serve the needs of our community.  If you would like an officer to speak to your group, call (970) 454-2212 and speak with Lieutenant Sturch or Chief  Art Mueller.
The Eaton Police Department accepts resumes and applications though-out the year. Once accepted, the application and resume are retained for one (1) year. After the one year year expiration it is up to each applicant to resubmit the updated application and resume.

Job announcements may be placed on the Town of Eaton website, CCIC Job Finder, as well as area newspapers.

The Eaton Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eaton Police Cars are equipped with state of the art Automated External Defibrillators (AED's), which are devices that treat the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest by delivering an electric shock to a persons body.

What an AED treats is an abnormal heart rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation (or V-Fib) that causes the heart to stop circulating blood.  V-Fib is a heart condition in which the heart quivers instead of mechanically pumping the blood throughout the body.  The most effective treatment for V-Fib is CPR and use of a defibrillator.

Automated External Defibrillators are designed to allow anyone to use them regardless if they have been formally trained on their operations.  AED's accomplish this through use of voice instructions, pictures and prompts.  An AED will only deliver a shock if indicated and is safe when used correctly.

All Eaton Police Officers are trained in the proper care and use of Automated External Defibrillators.  Officers respond on every heart related medical emergency.
The Eaton Police Department does not wear patches on our uniforms, therefore, patches are not available for trade.
2018 Eaton Police Assigned Case Numbers - 18-8298
2018 Eaton Police Case Clearance Percentage - 71.70%


Animal Attacks - 6
Assault - 32
Burglary - 9
Code Enforcement Citations - 87
Code Enforcement Violations - 239
Controlled Substances - 24
Criminal Mischief - 40
D.U.I. - 17
Fraud/Identity Theft - 38
FTA/FTC Warrant Arrests - 80
Harassment - 34
Menacing/Deadly Weapons Calls for Service - 14
Motor Vehicle Theft - 22
Year End Registered Sexual Offenders - 5
Theft - 68
Traffic Accidents - 101
Trespassing - 18
 
 

New Fingerprinting Process - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in the process of implementing a new, Statewide Digital Fingerprinting Process known as CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services) in response to Senate Bill 17-189. The CBI recently awarded two contracts allowing third party vendors to print and submit non-criminal applicant fingerprints for the State.  These vendor services will be located throughout the State, increasing applicants’ ability to obtain fingerprints in a timely manner. These services will also reduce the burden on Law Enforcement agencies as the vendors will electronically transmit the civil fingerprints. The processing time and rejections will decrease tremendously.

 

Approved Fingerprinting Vendor

http://www.coloradofingerprinting.com

 

How the CABS Program Will Work: 

Appointments and online registration are required! You can choose to be fingerprinted at any of CABS locations; they are in the process of opening over 40 locations throughout the State of Colorado.

 

When you need fingerprinting the new, streamlined process looks like this:

 

1. Online Registration (required) - You will register through the online Enrollment Center at www.coloradofingerprinting.com where you will identify yourself and the entity requesting your report. 

 

2. Convenient Location and Time - Use the Enrollment Center to select a convenient location, date and time for your appointment.

 

3. Payment or Billing Account - After providing all required information, you can pay with either credit card, money order or provide a billing account number if provided by your requesting institution.

 

4. Confirmation - You receive an appointment confirmation with your "Order Number" by text and by email.

 

5. Fingerprinting - Go to the fingerprint location at your scheduled time. Provide the "Order Number" to the enrollment agent along with your government issued photo ID (drivers license, state issued ID, US passport or foreign-issued passport). Your livescan fingerprints, digital photo and digital signature are then captured and submitted to CBI.

 

6. Results - The results are returned by CBI to the entity requesting your report.

 

7. Status - You can login to the Enrollment Center at any time to see the status of your fingerprint submission.

 

Please contact CABS 720-292-2722, toll free 833-224-2227 or email info@coloradofingerprinting.com if you have any questions or need assistance. 

ADMINISTRATION

Chief  Arthur Mueller - (970) 454-2212 x 102 - armueller@eatonco.org
 
INVESTIGATIONS - SUPERVISION 
 
Detective - Lieutenant. Kevin Sturch - (970) 454-2212 x 101 - ksturch@eatonco.org
Sergeant Thomas Suter - (970) 454-2212 x 107 - tsuter@eatonco.org
Corporal Matthew Rundle - (970) 454-2212 x 130 - mrundle@eatonco.org
 
PATROL STAFF

Officer John Torres - (970) 454-2212 x 131 - jtorres@eatonco.org
Officer Dwain Allen Jr. - (970) 454-2212 x 132 - dallen@eatonco.org
Officer Scott McKay - (970) 454-2212 x138 - smckay@eatonco.org
Officer Craig Loos - (970) 454-2212 x133 - cloos@eatonco.org
Officer Noah Winick - (970) 454-2212 x137 - nwinick@eatonco.org
Officer Brandon LeFevre - (970) 454-2212 x140 - blefevre@eatonco.org
 

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER - COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER

Officer Susan Daigle - (970) 454-2212 x135 - sdaigle@eatonco.org


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - COURT CLERK
 
Court Clerk Kathy Jenkins - (970)-454-2212 x 100 - kjenkins@eatonco.org
Assistant Court Clerk Amanda Gowan - (970)-454-2212 x 100 mgowan@eatonco.org