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Fort Collins Police Services is a progressive and professional organization, currently employing more than 200 sworn officers and approximately 100 civilian staff.

Our vision is to make Fort Collins the safest community in the nation. We serve the community by protecting life and property, preserving peace and order, preventing and detecting crime, enforcing laws and ordinances, and promoting the safe, efficient use of the City's streets and highways. Fort Collins Police Services has increased its emphasis on Community-Oriented Policing (COPS) as the preferred means of addressing community needs.

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If we can't reach you, we can't alert you. Sign up for FREE emergency alerts on home, work, and cell phones, text messaging, and e-mail.

Youth Police Academy (PDF)

June 6-10, 2016
The Fort Collins Youth Police Academy is open to students currently in grades 9-12. Students will get a firsthand look at crime scene investigation, defensive driving, building searches, K-9 activities, and more. This hands-on program gives high schoolers a chance to go behind the scenes and learn about law enforcement in our community. 
Application deadline is April 28. For more information or to apply for the 2016 Youth Police Academy, view our brochure (link in title).

Keep Kids Safe on the Internet!

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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
  • Cyberbullying
  • Email, Instant Messaging (IM), Smartphones and Sexting

Family sessions will be held March 1, May 3 and June 7 (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 cm5lbHNvbkBmY2dvdi5jb20=.

Internet Safety Flyer (PDF)

Fort Collins Project - RX: Daily Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

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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 - 8 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 8 am - 6 pm. This service is free & anonymous.

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.

Items not accepted include: intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, mercury (thermometers), oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs.

Teen Drivers & Graduated Drivers Licenses

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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.