Police Post Sexually Violent Predator Information on Website
From Wednesday, June 17, 2015 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015, Fort Collins Police Services will have information posted on their website regarding the release of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) into the community. The information is being posted pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905 to specifically provide notification of the offender and to generally enhance public safety and protection. The information is being posted in lieu of a community meeting.
The individual involved in this notification recently moved to the Fort Collins jurisdiction after being released from the Department of Corrections.
This law enforcement agency has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court restrictions exist, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Law enforcement may share sex offender information with the community because of the Jacob Wetterling Act of 1994, and in the case of Sexually Violent Predators, law enforcement must actively notify citizens.
Due to the mature content of the information that will be presented, it is not advisable to allow children to view the notification. It is strongly encouraged that the appropriate SVP information and public safety information be reviewed with children after the notification.
Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate the offender is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated.
Fort Collins Police Services is accepting applications for the 15th annual Youth Police Academy to be held in June. One session will be offered for 2015 and will run from June 8th to June 12th. There is no cost to attend the academy.
Participants in the week-long program will receive a first hand, behind the scenes, look at law enforcement and will experience, through class work and simulations, what is involved in being a police officer in Fort Collins. The five day-long session enables students to gain community experience while exploring law enforcement as a possible career choice. Students will be introduced to topics such as: crime scene investigation, evidence collection, search and seizure procedures and laws, building searches, K-9s, court procedures, defensive driving and more.
The academy is open to current 9th through 12th grade Poudre School District students who have an interest in law enforcement, carry a minimum of 2.5 GPA, can pass a basic criminal background check, and have had minimal school discipline. Applications are available from and returnable to the student’s School Resource Officer and are due April 30, 2015. Students interested in participating should submit their application soon, as openings for the academy fill up quickly. For additional information on the Youth Police Academy, the student may contact their School Resource Officer or Sgt. Dave Wilson at or (970) 221-6561.
Keep Kids Safe on the Internet!
Did you know . . .
- 1 in 5 kids are subjected to unwanted sexual solicitation on the Internet.
- 1 in 5 teens ages 13-19 are taking photos of their intimate parts and sending them to friends.
- 25% of kids sexually solicited on the Internet told a trusted adult.
- 64% of teens report posting personal photos on the Internet and 58% report posting personal information such as where they live.
Join us . . .
Fort Collins police will host Internet safety presentations to increase awareness and provide tools to keep everyone safe from the dangers of the Internet.
Topics covered will include:
- Sexual predators
- Online enticement and grooming
- Social networking websites
- Email, Instant Messaging (IM), Smartphones and Sexting
Family sessions will be held Tuesday evening, April 7th and May 5th (select 1) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Families will be divided into three groups: adults; 8 to 12 year-olds; and 13 to 18-year-olds for age appropriate presentations.
Presentations will be held at the Fort Collins Police Services Community Room located at 2221 S. Timberline Road.
To reserve your space . . . .
Contact Randine Nelson at (970) 416-2384 or by e-mail at
Internet Safety Flyer (PDF)
Police have learned of a possible scam targeting Fort Collins utility customers. An unknown person called a local business informing them their Utilities account was delinquent and demanding immediate payment or their utilities would be disconnected in 90 minutes. The call originated from a 303 prefix. The business owner contacted the City of Fort Collins Utilities who confirmed the suspicious call was fraudulent.
- All calls from City of Fort Collins Utilities to their customers will display the phone number (970) 212-2900 on the customer’s caller identification.
- Staff from City of Fort Collins Utilities wear City of Fort Collins Utilities uniforms and carry identification paperwork readily available.
- Payment requests from employees of the City of Fort Collins Utilities department are never demanded within 90 minutes of the call.
Fort Collins Project - RX: Daily Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
Fort Collins Police have received authorization from the Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) to participate in a daily drug take-back program allowing residents to dispose of their drugs more conveniently. This service complements the Nationwide DEA Drug Take-Back events.
Residents may now safely dispose of unused, unneeded and expired over-the-counter and prescriptions medications any day of the week to Fort Collins Police Services, 2221 S. Timberline Rd., Monday through Friday, 8 am - 10 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm. This service is free & anonymous.
Items not accepted include: intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.
Like It, Lock It, or Lose It
Car break-ins and garage burglaries happen all over the city and no neighborhood is immune. In the last two months, police received 62 reports of car break-ins. Most car break-ins occur late at night or in the early morning hours while residents are sleeping and the risk of getting caught is low. Garage burglaries occur mostly during the day when the garage door is left open. The good news is that many of these crimes can be prevented by following a few safety tips:
- Keep garage doors closed, even when home to keep criminals out of the garage and prevent intruders from gaining access to an interior house door.
- Secure all doors and window to prevent entry.
- Park in well-lighted areas.
- Don't leave valuables (e.g. GPS, phones, computers, etc.) in plain sight.
- Contact police immediate if you observe any suspicious activity.
Select the "Crime Prevention" tab on the menu bar on the right for additional crime prevention tips.
Teen Drivers & Graduated Drivers Licenses
Their first year behind the wheel is critical. That's why Colorado - and other states across the country - have adopted new Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws for teens. Click to find out more about Colorado's latest GDL laws and for more information about teen driving and how to help your teen become a better, safer driver.
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