Patrol Services responds to calls for service promptly, applies community policing problem-solving techniques to keep the peace in our community, and is proactive in identifying problem areas and working with the community to find solutions.
Patrol Services works with the community to reduce crime through professional community policing techniques and treats citizens and visitors courteously and with respect while enforcing municipal, state, and federal laws in a fair and impartial manner. The division pursues and apprehends offenders and obtains legal evidence necessary to ensure the conviction of such offenders in criminal courts.
Staff & Programs
The Operations Commander oversees the Patrol division, which consists of 5 sergeants, 17 patrol officers, and 1 school resource officer.
Combined Emergency Response Team
In 2012, Steamboat Springs Police's Emergency Response Team combined its resources with the Routt County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team to form the Combined Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.). The C.E.R.T unit consists of 14 members from both agencies.
The average C.E.R.T member has over a decade of law enforcement experience. The team trains eight hours per month in all areas of special weapons and tactics. It is the mission of the team to protect the lives in the community while utilizing superior police tactical skills, special weapons, and equipment. The backbone of the team is teamwork and a dedication to all police duties.
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Ride Along Program
Steamboat Springs Police offers a ride along program in which citizens may ride with a uniformed police officer during regular duty shift.
This program is a great way for citizens to witness firsthand how their law enforcement officers help to keep the community safe.
Those interested in the program must fill out and submit an Application along with a copy of a photo ID and be approved by the commander. Please submit applications to Executive Assistant Brooke Northrop
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