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In compliance with Senate Bill 15-219, the Westminster Police Department utilizes the Adams County Critical Incident team to investigate any incidents involving the discharge of a firearm by a peace officer that results in injury or death. Get further information.
Westminster City Manager Don Tripp on June 22nd named Interim Police Chief Tim Carlson as Chief of the Westminster Police Department.
Carlson had been serving as interim police chief since the departure of Chief Lee Birk on June 9.
“We have one of the best police departments in the country, with a well-trained and highly committed staff and a history of strong leadership,” said Tripp. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to appoint someone of Chief Carlson’s caliber and do so with great confidence and optimism.”
Carlson was hired as a patrol officer in 1987 and has served in various assignments within the department and been promoted through the ranks, last serving as a deputy chief in the Patrol Services Division since 2007. Carlson was awarded the department’s Medal of Valor and Purple Heart in 2010, as well as the Medal of Distinguished Service (1996) and Medal of Meritorious Service (2002).
He is accredited by the International Association of Chiefs of Police as a national instructor for the Leadership in Police Organizations program.
“The Westminster Police Department is highly regarded in the community, the region and the nation for its professionalism, its high caliber of civilian and sworn staff, and its high quality of service to the community,” said Carlson. “It is an honor to serve as chief for the department, the city and the community.”
The Westminster Police Department has 184 sworn officers and 79 civilian employees. It provides patrol services, investigations and neighborhood services, which includes code enforcement and animal management. The department is currently the host agency for the North Metro Drug Task Force in Adams County.
The City of Westminster Police Department is applying for the 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. Per the requirement of the grant, the City is posting notification of the application.
The City of Westminster Police Department is requesting $27,169 from the 2016 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant for the purchase of equipment for the Special Weapons and Tactical Team. If you have questions regarding the grant, please contact J. J. Elliott, Senior Management Analyst with the Westminster Police Department, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.