About the Wheat Ridge Police Department
The Wheat Ridge Police Department is a full-service
law enforcement agency staffed by “72 sworn officers and 30 civilian personnel commanded by the Chief of Police, serving
a resident community of approximately 33,000.” The Wheat Ridge Police Department is organized into
two divisions: Patrol and Support Services.
The Wheat Ridge Police Department “Patrol
Operations Division is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of uniformed police services within the City. These
are the uniformed men and women that patrol the City's neighborhoods, respond to emergencies, engage in community policing
projects, and support various community involvement programs. The Patrol Operations Division is directed by a division commander
and managed by two lieutenants. They are responsible for the overall direction, control, and coordination of field operations.”
The Wheat Ridge Police Department “Support
Services Division encompasses several areas of the police department that provide support to the Patrol Operations Division.
Those areas include: Communications Bureau; Community Services Team; Investigations Bureau; Records Team; and, Training/Public
Information Officer Unit.”