Police and Public Safety

Community Policing

RockwellThe Cañon City Police Department is a full service, state accredited, contemporary and progressive law enforcement agency dedicated to community policing. We take pride in forming community partnerships, treating all people fairly, being in strict compliance with constitutional standards and reducing the fear of crime throughout our community by utilizing the latest in crime prevention techniques and enforcement initiatives. The Cañon City Police Department currently consists of over 50 professionals who are dedicated to providing public safety and has been providing excellence in police services for over 100 hundred years.

CCPD actively supports a Community Policing Philosophy. Police Officers are encouraged to work with individuals and organizations in the community to make our community safer. We engage in problem solving whenever the opportunity exists to do so. The Police Department hosts a variety of community programs to build a strong bond with all members of the community. These programs include:

School Resource Officers and Adopt a School Program
Crime Prevention Unit
National Night Out Against Crime
Police Ride Alongs
Citizen Police Academy
Financial Institution Task Force
Downtown Bar Association
Crime Free Multi Housing
Neighborhood and Business Watch Programs
Teen Police Academy
Drug Take Back Program
Living with Wildlife
College Intern Program
Crime Mapping (link to on-line latest crime map)
Sex Offender Information (link to SOTAR)
Crime Stoppers
Make a Police Report OnLine
How to Obtain a Police Report

Finally, CCPD conducts telephone surveys to gauge community satisfaction with our policing services. The telephone surveys are conducted by Criminal Justice students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Our surveys are rated on a scale of 1 through 5 (with 5 being the highest rating). Our 2014 overall rating was 4.9. Please feel free to take our on-line survey (coming soon!). We appreciate your assistance.