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Fort Collins Police Services is the law enforcement branch of the City government. One of our primary objectives is to provide a safe, secure community environment for all residents. Fort Collins Police 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.

The department consists of four specialized divisions: the Office of the Chief, Patrol Services, Investigative Services, and Information Services.

Police Services Statistics:
  • 2013 City population (estimate) = 151,300
  • 2013 Police Services Budget = $36,573,507
  • 2014 Police Services Staffing = 305.5 authorized
  • Full-time Equivalents (FTEs)
    • 200 sworn personnel
    • 105.5 civilian personnel
  • 2013 Total number of police service incidents = 97,019
Office of the Chief of Police
John Hutto, Police Chief, (970) 221-6550

  • provides overall management and accountability for the Police Department
  • provides public information

Administrative Services
Cory Christensen, Administrative Deputy Chief, (970) 416-2394

  • provides professional standards, hiring, training and internal affairs
  • coordinates the Citizens Academy

Information Services
Greg Yeager, Information Services Deputy Chief, (970) 416-2185

  • manages the Communications Center
  • manages police records, property, evidence and laboratory
  • coordinates crime lab and photo functions

Investigations Services
Donald Vagge, Investigative Services Deputy Chief, (970) 221-6839

  • investigates crimes committed against people and/or their property
  • coordinates the School Resource Officer program
  • coordinates the Fugitive unit
  • administers the Victim Assistance Services Program
  • coordinates anti-gang activity

Patrol Services
Jerry Schiager, Patrol Deputy Chief, (970) 221-6555

  • performs police patrols to prevent crime and apprehend criminal offenders
  • enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic accidents
  • coordinates crime prevention activities

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