Montrose Police Department
About the Montrose PD
The Department is an integral part of the City of Montrose. Under the direction of Police Chief Blaine Hall, the department employs 38 sworn officers and 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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Following are the various units and specialties within the Montrose Police Department.
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Western Colorado Law Enforcement Academy
The Western Colorado Law Enforcement Academy is a State of Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified academy. The Montrose summer POST Academy prepares students to pass all of the required state examinations to become a Certified Colorado Peace Officer. This certification allows the graduate to work for a law enforcement agency anywhere in the state of Colorado.
Classes start May 9, 2022
Application deadline March 14
- Recruitment Program
- Records and Reports
- Community Policing
- Emergency Preparedness
- Documents & Resources
The Montrose Police Department is looking for quality individuals interested in law enforcement as a career, not just as a job. The Montrose Police Department is strongly committed to the philosophy of Community Policing.
We are seeking candidates who are:
For more information about the recruitment program and qualification requirements, call 970.240.1415.
Special Division Opportunities:
The Records section of the Montrose Police Department is responsible for processing and disseminating law enforcement records generated by each segment of the department.
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 and Police Reports
- Background Checks
- Bicycle licensing
- Release of impounded vehicles
- Sex offender registry
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
The Montrose Police Department is dedicated to Community Policing, a proactive law enforcement philosophy that focuses on building partnerships between the department and the community. These partnerships can be used to improve quality of life, reduce crime, and help resolve neighborhood problems.
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
Some of the department's successful Community Policing programs include:
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.