The City of Glenwood Springs is located at the juncture of the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Glenwood Springs is a busy town of 8,000 people that serves as the business center of the rapidly growing Garfield County area. With daily work force and tourist populations, the Police Department services a population of approximately 12,000-15,000 people, with that number increasing during the busy summer months. The Department strives to be progressive in its pursuit of training and programs, offering Officer participation in School Resource Officer, K-9 , All Hazards Response Team, and Drug Recognition Expert, as well as encouraging Officers to achieve Instructor status in Police-related fields.
The Police Department is currently approved for staffing with 27 sworn personnel and 9 civilian employees. The sworn personnel are primarily patrol oriented, with a strong Investigations Division who regularly support patrol functions. One officer is assigned as School Resource Officer. Our Patrol personnel are expected to handle a wide variety of call-types, from a barking dog complaint to shots fired call, become certified in the Intoxilyzer and Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), and are trained and mentored to become well-rounded officers with the ability to provide comprehensive service to our community and visitors alike.