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Office of the Public Safety Chief


Chief Mike Butler

Public Safety Chief: Mike Butler
(303) 651 - 8555

The Public Safety Chief is responsible for the overall management of the Department of Public Safety.

The chief is the lead ambassador to the citizens of Longmont in developing police/community partnerships, as well as promoting community policing as a way of increasing public safety in Longmont.

Duties of the public safety chief include: responsibility for overall management of the police, fire, Office of Emergency Management and 9-1-1 Communications Center. He reviews department policy, training and activity to evaluate and improve overall performance and efficiency; budget development/presentation; and assists in the development of regulatory ordinances regarding public safety. The Public Safety Deputy Chief’s report to the Chief.

Areas of public safety that fall under his office:

Professional Standards Unit (PSU):

The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) is an investigative and administrative staff unit primarily responsible for ensuring the integrity of the department. The PSU Sergeant focuses on matters of alleged violations or misconduct by members of the Longmont Police Department, promising impartial investigation of complaints, facilitating prompt and just disciplinary action, and identifying organizational conditions, which may contribute to misconduct, exposure to liability or poor efficiency. Reporting directly to the police chief, the PSU has full authority to conduct investigations without interference from any member. PSU is also responsible for policy manual updates, as well as working with the commendation process for department members. To reach PSU to relay a complaint or a commendation about a member of the police department, please email or call (303) 651 - 8537.

Crime and Information Research Analyst (CIRA):

The Crime Information and Research Analyst (CIRA) researches, compiles, analyses and evaluates information and data which assist the department in planning its services, training and resources. In addition, this position administers and conducts surveys, provides cost-benefit analyses, compiles and edits the Annual Report, and works with the needs of various police department/community programs, as well as recommended technology upgrades. The department's Strategic Plan is also administered and updated by the CIRA. To reach CIRA, please email or call (303) 651 - 8541.

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

The Office of Emergency Management works with local, government, state, federal, and volunteer organizations to provide resources and expertise through the four phases of emergency management: preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation. To speak with someone regarding efforts in Longmont, please email or call (303) 651-8433.

For additional information please email or call 303.651.8533.