- Animal Control
- Citizen’s Police Academy
- Code Enforcement
- Crime Report
- My Mobile Witness
- Neighborhood Watch Program
- PAR Program
- Traffic Control
Chief of Police: Chief David Montgomery, 303-833-0811, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Firestone Police Department is committed in achieving a positive relationship with the community in which it serves. The department must win and retain the confidence and respect of the public. This can be accomplished by constant and earnest endeavor on the part of all members of the police department to perform their duties in an efficient, honest, professional manner and with the highest level of ethical conduct. Today, it is more vital that the conduct of the department is exemplary in the public mind. The police are endowed with the public trust and the legal authority; in the exercise of this power, justice and equity should be ever the actuating motive to secure a safe and positive image for the basics of good law enforcement service.
Mission Statement and Values for the Firestone Police Department
“A Community in Motion.” Our mission, the community and the police working together in partnership for the safety and security for the Town of Firestone. Members of the Firestone Police Department will accomplish this by listening to the community, serving them the way we would like to be served and striving to exceed their expectations.
Integrity: We hold ourselves to the highest standards and we are accountable for our actions both personally and as an organization.
Commitment to Excellence: We are committed to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, promote individual responsibility, community commitment, acting responsibly and carrying out our duties with competence and efficiency.
Service: We value the community we serve and meeting the community’s needs while working together to build and maintain channels of communication between this community and ourselves. We do this by being personally involved in our community, working together in an effort to identify and resolve our problems within the community.
Respect: We value the people of the community and will treat them with respect, sensitivity and compassion.
Public Information Officer: Kristi Ritter, Direct 303-531-6254, Cell 303-506-3361, email@example.com
Report a crime for a reward with Crime Stoppers: www.nococrimestoppers.com
The Firestone Police Department currently employs two Community Services Officers that also cover Animal Control issues within the Town limits. All animal control ordinances can be found under Title 6 of the Firestone Municipal Code. Most common animal control concerns include dogs running at large, animal licensing, barking concerns, leash laws and pet limits.
Dog and cat licensing is available through the Police Department during regular business hours. All pets must have current proof of rabies vaccination before a license will be issued. Costs for licenses are $5.00 for spayed and neutered pets and $10.00 for unaltered pets. Licenses expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed annually.
Animal control only picks up dogs that are at large and does not handle felines or wildlife. Dogs that are impounded will be taken to Carbon Valley Animal Hospital, where they will be held for five days. After the five day hold, the dogs will be surrendered to Longmont Humane Society for adoption. Costs for retrieving a dog that has been impounded is $15.00 per day kennel fee, plus a $45.00 impound fee. Animals returned to the owner after they have been taken to Longmont Humane Society will be responsible for paying both the fees charged by LHS, as well as fees from the Town.
Colorado State Law requires that all animal bites be reported to the local police department. Any bite that breaks the skin must be reported as the animal must be placed under a 10 day quarantine hold to ensure no disease transmission has taken place. A report will also be filed with the Weld County Health Department.
The Animal Control officers will also handle animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment cases.
To report an animal concern or have questions regarding the Town Ordinances,
contact Michelle Powers at 303-833-0811, ext 269 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office and the Frederick, Firestone and Dacono police departments co-host a Citizen’s Police Academy every other year, in the even years. The academy runs for 12 weeks on Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9 p.m. Classes take place at the Southwest Weld Service Center and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Training Center.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is a community oriented policing program designed for citizens of south Weld County and the municipal police departments that serve this portion of the county. The program operates on the premise that informed and educated citizens will be more supportive of police officers and the department, and will be more productive within their own neighborhoods and communities to help solve problems and share ideas, making this portion of the county a better place to live.
Some of the classes offered will include: Tours of the Weld County Jail and Dispatch Center, Meth lab recognition and awareness, K-9 and SWAT Team demonstrations, mock crime scene and evidence collection, Use of Force simulator and traffic accident investigation.
Applications can be obtained at the Frederick, Firestone and Dacono police departments and the Weld County Sheriff’s Office substation, located at 4209 W.C.R. 24.5, Longmont. Space is limited, so get your application in today.
For any questions, please contact one of the agency representatives listed below:
Sergeant Neal Lucero – Firestone Police Department, 303-833-0811
Deputy Jeremy Frey - Weld County Sheriff’s Office, 970-397-3346
Sergeant Gregg Lotspeich - Frederick Police Department, 720-382-5700 ext. 705
Sergeant Joer Lopez – Dacono Police Department, 303-833-3095
The Firestone Police Department currently employs two Community Services Officers that also cover code enforcement issues within the Town limits.
The Firestone Town Board adopted Town Municipal Codes (laws) specifically designed to address blight, nuisances and to maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community. The Code Enforcement Division does this by working in partnership with the people of Firestone.
The mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. The Division helps maintain and improve the quality of the community by administering a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes. The Division also work with residents, neighborhood associations, public services agencies and other Town departments to:
Facilitate voluntary compliance with Town laws and codes.
Empower community self-help programs.
Develop public outreach programs.
Establish community priorities for enforcement programs.
Fingerprinting is available at the Firestone Police Department, 151 Grant Ave.
Hours: Monday &Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon; Tuesday & Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Fees: No charge to residents, $15 non-residents
Fingerprinting Information for Firestone and Other Locations
Millions of adults and teens are walking around everyday with a mobile phone in their pockets, purses or backpacks. My Mobile Witness thought that in addition to making calls, texting friends or browsing the web, people could use their phones to ensure their safety or the safety of friends and loved ones.
My Mobile Witness is a free mobile phone service that allows you to take a picture of a person, place or situation as a precaution or deterrent. After taking the picture, send it to mymobilewitness.com and mymobilewitness.com will store it in their digital vault. Once you send the pictures and messages to mymobilewitness.com, they cannot be retrieved or viewed by anyone but Law Enforcement.
To more information and to sign up, visit mymobilewitness.com.
Neighborhood Watch Program
It is historically proven again and again that communication, prevention, education and interaction from a community coupled with a healthy participatory police department deters crime, strengthens relationships and is the foundation of a successful Neighborhood Watch Program. This community is ripe for creating the next step of a successful Neighborhood Watch Program and is actively seeking participation from interested individuals, businesses and community groups.
It is every business and individuals comfort level of participation according to your lifestyle and ability that will be valued and accepted and will make this program amazing. Please take a minute to review the orientation manual below. Upcoming events and meetings will be posted and your feedback or input is always welcome.
Residents should let the Firestone Police Department know if there is anything specific they want to see on this page. Chief David Montgomery has an open door policy as a servant to this community. He looks forward to this program making a statewide name for itself and fulfilling the already standing high priority it has to him and the community.
The Firestone Police Department’s Police Area Representatives (PAR) Program is part of the department’s community policing and
community relations programs.
The PAR Program was created to take an active and proactive approach to combating crime within the Firestone community, while also allowing residents to become actively involved. Having program representatives within neighborhoods helps with Firestone’s quality of life and gives residents a chance to express concerns within their neighborhood and the opportunity for police to provide positive solutions.
Three officers from the Firestone Police Department have been assigned to the PAR program and will target crime areas within the community. The goal is to take an active approach to solving problems by providing extra patrols, utilizing crime statistics and incorporating community involvement.
PAR Program Officers
Sergeant Neal Lucero • 303-901-7595
SRO Officer Luke Dunker • 303-901-1807
Officer Bill Dewitt • 303-901-1638
Utilizing Social Media
The PAR Program utilizes the Police Department’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
FirestonePoliceDepartment and the Town’s Twitter account at @FirestoneCO to post pictures of found, lost and stolen property to have the items more quickly identified and returned to their
owners. Residents who are seeking found, lost or stolen property are encouraged to report it by calling the Firestone Police Department.
The PAR Program is active in community policing including the Neighborhood Watch Program, Crime Prevention, Citizen Police Academy and Community Relations events, including the Firestone Public Officials Meet & Greet, Halloween Safe Night and Santa Cops. Resident participation in these programs are encouraged.
Reserve Police Program
The Firestone Police Department offers a Reserve Police Program so residents can volunteer and work as a non-paid police officer.
The PAR Program works collectively with youth in the community by providing summer sports camps including an introduction to softball, basketball, golf and other outdoor activities that give youth in the Firestone community a chance to get to know the Police Department and its officers better. This involvement creates a positive approach to police officers and a sense of community involvement. The Firestone Police Department also offers an Explorer Cadet Program so youths can take a more active approach to becoming a future police officer.