Police Department, Department Guide
Patrol Services Division, Detective Operations, Domestic Violence Unit
Domestic violence is a serious and prevalent social problem affecting the
quality of life in the City of Longmont. Recognizing the need to enhance this
area of law enforcement response, the department created the domestic violence
unit in 1998.
Longmont has two officers assigned to the domestic violence unit. These officers are well educated in intimate relationship violence and provide officer training, victim advocacy and serves as a liaison
to the community. They conduct follow-up interviews, obtain additional evidence
(medical reports, photos, etc.), prepare arrest warrants, and insures complete
case files are forwarded to the district attorney's office for prosecution.
The statistics for domestic violence in Longmont remain high. The Longmont
Police Department arrests more domestic violence offenders than any other
agency in Boulder County, in spite of the fact it is only the third largest
To reach the Longmont Police Department Domestic Violence Unit you can email (Officer Mark Deaton) or email (Officer Sandra Esters). You may also call (303)651 - 8517 (Officer Mark Deaton) or call (303)774 - 4720 (Officer Sandra Esters)
Though these figures are high, we recognize they reflect only
1/5 of the number of victims that actually contact the Safe
Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, the local safehouse. This agency provides emergency counseling and shelter
for domestic violence victims. Please call (303) 772 - 4422, 24-hours a day
to access services.
We know from asking the community, that friends, relatives, and co-workers
are aware of the abuse at its inception. If this is indeed the case, we need
to "arm" these residents with information to assist. It is our responsibility
as residents to become involved. The Longmont Police Departments Domestic Violence Unit is an active part
of a community collaboration created to change the way residents respond to
domestic violence. The Longmont
Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI) is an awareness project designed to
enlist the entire community in an effort to reduce domestic violence. LEVI
provides non-emergency prevention/education materials as well as referrals
to domestic violence resources. To reach LEVI you can email or call (303)774 - 4534.