Montrose Police Department
“The City of Montrose is a growing community with opportunities in the Montrose Police Department that have the potential for positive change.
Community policing is the direction that our department is taking, knowing that community members are the key to solving and preventing crime.
If you are considering law enforcement as a career you should consider the Montrose Police Department as a progressive agency. Montrose is a beautiful place to live and raise a family."
Tom Chinn—Chief of Police
About the MPD
The Montrose Police Department is an integral part of the City of Montrose. Under the direction of Chief Tom Chinn, the department employs 38 sworn officers, with a total of 57 employees.
The Patrol Division is responsible for the day to day operations of traffic, patrol, internal affairs, and initial investigations. The Administrative Support Division includes investigations and civilian support staff positions.
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Community Services is responsible for coordinating Community Policing activities in the Police Department. These activities include:
- Community presentations
- Coordination of community events
- Crime Prevention
- Participation in community task forces
- Traffic safety
For further information contact the Police Department at 970-252-5200.
Emergency Preparedness Is Everyone's Responsibility
Local governments are expected to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to a wide variety of potential emergency situations – from severe weather to domestic terrorism. When an emergency occurs, they are ready to meet the critical needs of the community as a whole.
Individuals have a similar responsibility to take steps to ensure that they are prepared to care for the needs of their household during an emergency. Numerous actual emergencies demonstrate that citizens who accept this important responsibility fare much better than those who do not. Personal preparedness also reduces or eliminates unnecessary burdens on emergency responders at a time when resources are already stretched to the limit.
Consider Some Important Questions
- Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?
- Is your family prepared to cope with a disaster if you are called upon to assist in the disaster response?
- Have you planned evacuations?
- Do you have a family reunification plan if you are separated during an event?
- Do you have a communication plan that will work even if technology is unavailable?
- Do you have a survival cache only at your home or is it with you and accessible at all times?
- Are you able to assist your neighbors if necessary?
- Is your cell phone registered with the Emergency Notification System?
Prepare a 72-Hour Emergency Kit
The first few days following an emergency are often the most difficult. Loss of power, communications, and transportation resources can make it difficult or even impossible to obtain basic necessities. Many of these basic needs can be met by preparing and maintaining a 72-hour emergency kit for each member of your household. The cost of one kit is approximately $150 including freeze-dried foods.
For additional preparedness items and family plans please go to www.readycolorado.com
A daily news release is prepared for the media, and the information is added to databases that are used by law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Records section personnel assist the public with:
- Accident Reports
- Background Checks
- Bicycle licensing
- Dog licensing
- Police reports
- Release of impounded vehicles
- Sex offender registry
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
We are seeking candidates who are:
- Committed to justice and integrity
- Desiring to serve their community
- Strong in interpersonal skills