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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-October 18, 2022-Education and learning never stops and the Steamboat Springs Police Department (SSPD) takes that philosophy to the community as it shares tips, training, and knowledge around a variety of topics tailored to community groups.
“We believe community outreach and continued education is vital part of community policing,” said Sergeant Sam Silva. “We’ll come to you and share information and tips that provide valuable information to better arm yourself in the decision they might have to make down the road.”
A good example of the training and community informational sessions that SSPD provides is the recent presentations on the fentanyl crisis and scam/fraud prevention. Last month, Sgt Silva gave fentanyl presentations to Routt County United Way’s Women United and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. He also held a fraud prevention presentation for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Sgt Silva and Detective Greg Griffin also conduct site assessments and security trainings for active threat to schools, churches, public buildings, and businesses. This year, the two-person team has completed nearly a dozen of these sessions for organizations across the community.
“Sam and I have completed more than a hundred hours of trainings and community outreach this year,” commented Detective Greg Griffin. “We want to share that knowledge with others and look forward to additional opportunities to assist and educate our community.”
Are you a group or organization that would benefit from a presentation on the dangers of fentanyl, fraud prevention, or another law enforcement related topic? Maybe, you’re a business that would be interested in learning more on protecting your organization/facility from an active threat. If so, reach out by email directly to Sergeant Silva or Detective Griffin to schedule a session.
ContactsMark Beckett, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or emailSam Silva, Police Sergeant, 970.879.4344 or emailGreg Griffin, Detective, 970.879.4344 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email