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Patrol services are accessible 24/7 by calling police dispatch at 970-586-4000.
The Estes Park Police Department provides service to the Town of Estes Park and the surrounding Estes Valley. The population of Estes Park is estimated at 6,000 with a total valley estimate of 12,000 people. Each year over four million visitors pass through Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, which borders the town.
Patrol is responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency calls for service within Town limits, crime prevention and traffic safety through proactive policing, animal control and multiple special events throughout the year. Patrol consists of 12 Police Officers, two Patrol Sergeants and is overseen by the Operations Captain.
In addition to proactive patrol and responding to daily calls for service, officers also take part in special assignments such as School Resource Officer (SRO), Emergency Response Team (ERT), seat belt enforcement and DUI saturation patrols.
The Estes Park Police Department provides a School Resource Officer (SRO) during each school year. The SRO works with the students and staff of the Estes Park Elementary, Middle and High schools to provide a safe learning environment and faster response to emergencies. Learn more about the SRO.
Estes Park Police Officer Curt Plassmeyer (pictured left) is the Estes Park School District's School Resource Officer. Officer Plassmeyer can be contacted at 970-586-5321 ext. 3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For urgent needs please call dispatch at 970-586-4000.
Emergency Response Team members are specifically trained and equipped to work as a coordinated team to resolve critical incidents that are exceedingly hazardous, complex or present circumstances that may exceed the capabilities of first responders or investigative units.
The Estes Park Police Department provides traffic control and security for special events throughout the year. Patrol Officers, Community Service Officers and Auxiliary work together during the following large events, which attract thousands of visitors:
To request police assistance with traffic control and/or security at a special event, go to the Estes Park Events Complex page to fill out an application. Upcoming events can be viewed on the Town's calendar.
The Estes Park Police Department is responsible for animal control within the limits of the Town of Estes Park. To report domesticated animal control issues within Town of Estes Park, call police dispatch at 970-586-4000. To report domesticated animal control issues outside the Town of Estes Park, contact Larimer County Humane Society at 970-226-3647. For issues with wildlife (non-domesticated animals), contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 970-472-4300.
The Estes Park Police Department discourages the use of 911 for animal or wildlife emergencies unless there is a threat to human life. The Estes Park Police Department assists Colorado Parks and Wildlife with wild animals when their presence is a threat to public safety. The Department is dedicated to the safety of the public as well as the safety of wild animals. To report a wildlife problem that could cause harm to viewers or the animals, please call 970-586-4000.
For more information about wildlife safety and tips, visit the Town's Living with Wildlife page.
The Estes Park Police Department encourages all occupants in a motor vehicle to wear their seat belt. For information on child safety in vehicles visit the Colorado Department of Transportation webpage. For a free child safety seat inspection and information on how to properly install a child seat, visit the Estes Valley Fire Protection District webpage.
The Estes Park Police Department is proud to support and take part in The Heat is On, which is a high visibility enforcement campaign sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation aimed at reducing alcohol and impaired driving. Report a suspected impaired driver by calling dispatch at 970-586-4000. If reporting an impaired driver outside city limits dial *277. To learn more about how to spot an impaired driver view these tips from Colorado State Patrol.