Police & Public Safety

Chief of Police

Chief John W. Schick Jr. began his law enforcement career over thirty years ago, in Gloucester County Virginia, when he joined the Sheriff’s Office there, in 1991.  Throughout his years with the GCSO, Chief Schick served in many capacities including uniform patrol, criminal investigations, and the training unit, where he served as an instructor in defensive tactics, less lethal, chemical agents, firearms, tactical operations, driving, radar, and legal topics. In addition, Chief Schick served as the supervising School Resource Officer (SRO), and was a founding member of the agency's tactical operations team, known as the Special Operations Unit (SOU).  Chief Schick rose through the ranks from a first-line deputy to Patrol Lieutenant, SOU team operator to team leader, to Chief of Investigations, and ultimately as a member of command staff, where he first served as the Administrative Captain, overseeing the agencies accreditation, professional standards, training, and personnel management.  Chief Schick’s final assignment with the GCSO was as Captain of the Law Enforcement Division, in command of Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, the School Resource and D.A.R.E programs, the Canine Unit, and the Special Operations Unit.

Today Chief Schick oversees the day-to-day operations of the Canon City Police Department (CCPD). The agency of nearly 50 sworn and civilian staff includes uniform patrol, criminal investigations, park police, code enforcement, and records and evidence. The CCPD also offers specialized units, including SWAT, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, Police Canines, and Mental Health Crisis Response. CCPD is affiliated with local, state, and federal task forces like the state auto theft task force (BATTLE), 11th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT), and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

Chief Schick has a Bachelor of Science Degree from York College of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science Degree from St. Leo University, and is also a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Business’s PELS (Professional Executive Leadership School) program, as well as the prestigious FBI National Academy, Session #266.   

About the Police Department

The Cañon City Police Department (CCPD) is a modern, professional, law enforcement agency. The department embraces a community policing philosophy that focuses on customer service and professionalism with a mission to, in partnership with our community, promote quality of life by providing police services with integrity and with a spirit of excellence, by solving crimes, preventing crime, and protecting the rights of citizens.


We will be innovative leaders who are committed to our community and each other.


The mission of the Canon City Police Department is to, in partnership with our community, promote the quality of life by providing police services with integrity and a spirit of excellence, by preventing crime, solving crime, and protecting the rights of our citizens. 


  • Courage – I will boldly face adversity and confront any who break the law despite personal danger or ridicule.

  • Professionalism – I will learn, develop, and practice my expertise in all aspects of progressive policing methods.

  • Respect – I will always show empathy and fairness toward those I serve, regardless of their differences or station in life.

  • Integrity – My character in my professional and personal life will portray the highest sense of honesty and virtue in both my words and actions.

  • Diligence – I will not idly fulfill my obligations but will fervently strive to complete my duties, investigate crime and enforce the law.

  • Excellence – I will constantly improve my work and welcome constructive criticism.

Appointments are encouraged for all of the services below.

To schedule an appointment, call 719.276.5600 and select option 1.

Bike Licenses

Customer must have serial number, model number, color, make, and model.

Dog Tags

Customer will need to bring a current rabies certificate, with rabies tag number at time of appointment or reschedule.


Property releases will be by appointment only on Thursdays – No Exceptions

Records Requests

Customers can call to verify records are available, and then schedule an appointment to come in, complete the records request form, and pay for records.

Sex Offender Registration

Must pick up of forms in advance.

UTV Permits

A permit issued by the City is required to operate a UTV inside city limits. Permits can be picked up at the Police Department by appointment only and are only valid for one calendar year from the date of issuance. Each UTV must have a permit. City-issued permit stickers must be displayed in both the front and rear of the UTV at all times. Operators must follow UTV regulations outlined in Ordinance 4, Series 2022

Vin Inspections

Customers will need to bring in required payment and paperwork and then be asked to wait outside or in vehicle.

Paper Forms (PDF)