Chief's Message

Estes Park Police Chief Wes Kufeld

Welcome from Chief Wes Kufeld


Thank you for visiting the Estes Park Police Department's website. I invite you to take a moment to explore our website and see for yourself what the Estes Park Police Department has to offer our community members and the visitors to Estes Park. The Estes Park Police Department is comprised of professional men and women dedicated to providing excellence in police services. We are committed to strive diligently in partnership with our community members to enhance the quality of life for all who reside in and visit Estes Park. We are proud of our community and Police Department; our ongoing desire to succeed is evident in our partnerships with the citizens we serve.




Below are a series of columns written by Chief Kufeld regarding common issues in the Estes Park community:

Date Title
Oct. 10, 2014 Identity Theft and Bears
Nov. 14, 2014 Stop Road Rage
Dec.12, 2014 Community Policing
Jan. 9, 2015 Keeping up with changing times
Feb. 13, 2015 Home Security
March 10, 2015 Restorative Community Mediation
April 7, 2015 Sharing the Road
May 12, 2015 Community Service Officers
June 12, 2015 1A Sales Tax Allows Emergency Response Capabilities
July 7, 2015 A day in the life of a Police Officer
Aug. 11, 2015 The comical side of law enforcement
Sept. 8, 2015 Keep Estes Park safe
Oct. 6, 2015 Are you protecting your valuables?
Dec. 11, 2015 Tips for a safe and happy holiday
Sept. 29, 2016 Are you sharing the road?
June 13, 2017 The importance of high-speed communications



Contact Chief Kufeld at 970-577-3825 or 

For information on joining our outstanding team of employees, please visit our Employment Page, visit the Police Department or contact Peni Barnes at 970-577-3823 or to receive an application.