Welcome to the Longmont Police Department
Our commitment is to work in partnership with our citizens in creating and
preserving exceptional public safety for those who live in, work in, or visit
our community. This commitment is reflected in our mission statement:
"To protect and to serve with integrity and professionalism
in partnership with the people of Longmont."
MAY 14, 2013 - 5:30PM -
LPD is working a unconfirmed child abduction near Burlington Elementary. We had a 9-11 year old S/A female report to several teenagers "Can you help me, that guy took my baby sis". She then pointed to brown sedan or SUV with a possible roof rack that was last seen north bound on S. Pratt Parkway. The 9-11 year old was directed to contact an adult and we can not find this girl. This girl was last seen running west into Kanemoto park. She is described as approximately 4'02", wearing a purple top with pink or green horizontal stripes and brown capri shorts. She had brown hair tied back in a messy. We are asking any parent, who has at least two daughters who attend Burlington Elementary or Indian Peaks Elementary to call the police department if their daughter was wearing the described clothing (303-651-8501). We do not have any description of the possible missing child. The school district has sent out a school wide notification to all parents of both schools.
PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL SERVICE - MAY 17, 2013- Established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Ceremonies are held in Washington, DC, and in communities across the country. On Friday, May 17, the Front Range Chaplains and the Longmont Police Department will hold their annual Peace Officer Memorial Service. Please join us on the front steps of the Safety and Justice Center, 225 Kimbark Street, at 1:00 as we honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
LONGMONT CITIZENS VOLUNTEER PATROL SEEKING NEW MEMBERS - Want to make a difference in the safety of the Longmont community? The Citizens Volunteer Patrol (CVP) is preparing to select and train its sixth class of volunteers. CVP members serve as "Eyes and Ears" for patrol operations while performing a wide variety of duties. The CVP Training Academy is scheduled on Tuesday evenings beginning in mid-September. If you are interested, please visit our website, email, or call (303)774-4440 for an application and more information. Deadline is June 1, 2013.
NEXT CRIME FREE MULTI-HOUSING CLASS ANNOUNCED - The Longmont Police Department and Community and Neighborhood Resources are going to host the third Crime Free Multi-Housing training on May 21, 2013. The training will be held from 7:30am (continental breakfast and registration) to 5pm at the Xilinx located at 3100 Logic Drive, Longmont. This class is required to begin certification for this program. For additional information and to register.
WARNING FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY STAN GARNETT -FEBRUARY 4, 2013 - Boulder County consumers are being warned about a new scam, involving phony offers of employment as a secret shopper. The Community Protection Division of the District Attorney’s office has received several complaints in the last week, and local residents have lost thousands of dollars as a result of falling for this fraudulent scheme. Consumers have received a letter in the mail, indicating that they have been selected to be a “secret shopper”. They have received a packet which includes a “training assignment”; business evaluation forms, and a realistic looking cashier’s check for a sum ranging between $2000 and $4000. The shopper is told to cash the check, spend some of the money posing as a customer, and wire the majority of the funds via MoneyGram or Western Union. They are also told that they can keep the balance as their “pay” for the assignment. The check is a fake. The scammers are counting on the consumer wiring the balance transfer before the check or money order has actually cleared the bank. (Banks are required to make funds available on cashier’s checks and money orders within 1-5 days.) Applicants are told by the company that they have only 48 hours to complete the assignment, or they will lose the secret shopper job. By the time the consumer discovers that the check is not legitimate, they are out the money they sent. When the check bounces, the bank deducts from the consumer’s account the amount that was credited with the fake check – sometimes with charges added. How can you tell if this is an attempt to get your hard earned cash by a criminal? First, secret shopper jobs are highly sought after. It is unlikely that you will receive an offer like this out of the blue. The Community Protection Division advises that you should always be skeptical, especially if the company:
- Advertises jobs for shoppers on the radio, in a newspaper’s classified or “help wanted” section, or through unsolicited email.
- “Guarantees” a job as a mystery, secret, or investigative shopper.
- Charges a fee just for applying or for access to secret shopping job opportunities. You should never pay any fee to obtain job information.
- Appears to be located outside the country. If the company does not have an established office nearby that you can visit in person, be very cautious.
Do not rely on the fact that the check was accepted for deposit by your bank or credit union as evidence of its authenticity. It can take up to a week or longer for a financial institution to determine whether a check is good, especially if the check is from an institution located outside the United States. Fake cashier’s check scams come in many forms. There is almost never a legitimate reason for someone who is giving you money to ask for money to be wired back to them or to a third party. Don’t do it! If you have been a victim of this or any other fraudulent scheme, please contact the Community Protection Division of the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, at 303 441 3700.
SEEKING VOLUNTEER VICTIM ADVOCATES - The Longmont Department of Public Safety is recruiting for volunteer Victim’s Advocates. These advocates are on call and respond to officers and firefighters requests to help families in crisis. You may be helping a victim of domestic violence, comforting a family who unexpectedly lost a loved one, or meeting with a victim of crime who needs support. These volunteers help ensure that victims receive all the rights they are entitled by state law. This volunteer position works with a dynamic group of people, and makes a difference to our community. To apply please visit our website for an application or call 303-651-8855 for additional information. We will be sponsoring training soon.
GUN HAS BEEN RECOVERED - SEEKING PUBLICS ASSISTANCE WITH MISSING FIREARM - Yesterday, the Longmont Police Department assisted in the search for a missing firearm carried by a resident with a permit to carry this weapon. Because the firearm was not located in the search, we believe that this firearm was found by someone in the community. We are enlisting the public’s help in locating this firearm to ensure it does not end up with a child or illegally used. LPD has the serial number of the firearm which is a Ruger .380 semi-automatic pistol.
POLICE DEPARTMENT LOOKING FOR PUBLICS ASSISTANCE IN NEW YEARS EVE HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT -
The Longmont Police Department is seeking the publics help in locating a sports car (possibly gray) in connection with the hit and run of a 16-year-old youth on New Years Eve. As well, the department is also interested in video from area businesses between 9:45pm and 10:30pm. Anyone with information is asked to call the Longmont Police Department at 303-651-8501 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips also may be submitted online at nococrimestoppers.com. Tipsters may remain anonymous and could qualify for a reward if information leads to an arrest and filing of charges.
TIPS FOR PARENTS TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN STAY SAFE - What you can do to help your child.
FREE GUN LOCKS FOR LONGMONT RESIDENTS FROM PROJECT CHILDSAFE. Swing by the second floor of the S&J - "Administration" and pick one up. Limit 3 per family. Check out Project Childsafe for great information on securing/handling firearms.
LONGMONT POLICE AND THE BOULDER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE ACCEPTING MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC USE OF THE FIRING RANGE. Hunter site-in is available on Sundays August-November. For additional information visit the firing range and training center webpage.
TO DETERMINE THE AIR QUALITY FOR THE STATE OF COLORADO (Colorado Dept of Health) AS A RESULT OF THE FIRE. Please do not call 9-1-1 regarding air quality issues. There is not a fire burning in Longmont, the smoke is a result of the High Park fire in Fort Collins.
INFORMATION REGARDING UPDATES TO OUTDOOR EMERGENCY SIRENS IN LONGMONT
POLICE DEPARTMENT'S CABLE SHOW HITS THE INTERNET - For more than 12 years, the Longmont Police Department has hosted a cable show called “Behind the Badge”. Now….Behind the Badge is available on the Internet. In partnership with Longmont Cable Channel 8, Behind the Badge brings you a weekly update on police news in Longmont. Each week Behind the Badge features Longmont’s most wanted and traffic hotspots. Every show is filmed on Tuesday and available for public view that day. In addition to the Internet the show is broadcast on Longmont Cable Channel 8, three times a day.
THE LONGMONT POLICE DEPARTMENT UTILIZES THE NORTHERN COLORADO CRIME STOPPERS PROGRAM
Anyone with information about a crime is asked to contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or you can send a text message to "CRIMES" (274637) Keyword: NOCO (followed by your tip information). You will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $2,000.00 cash reward for information that results in the arrest of a suspect.