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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.
As a recipient of Justice Department funding, it is requirement that the Police Department create an Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP), which is also known as an EEOP Utilization Report/Short Form. The purpose of the EEOP is to make sure that recipients of the financial assistance from the Justice Department are providing equal employment opportunities to men and women regardless of sex, race, or national origin.
The City of Westminster is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. For more information, click here: EEOP SHORT FORM 2016 FINAL Signed.pdf