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What are Colorado Police Records?
The Colorado Department of Public Safety is comprised of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Division of Homeland Security, Colorado State Patrol, Division of Criminal Justice and Fire Prevention and Control. These divisions were created by the state's legislature.
44 men began the Colorado State Patrol in 1935, with four law enforcement agencies located throughout the state. At that time, there weren't any radio communications available to officers, so when there was an emergency a red flag was posted outside gas stations that received calls from the dispatcher. As per the state's Patrol Act, these officers are charged with promoting safety, protection of human life and preservation of Colorado highways.
Divisions of Colorado Police
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation provides investigative and forensic laboratory services to state, county and local government agencies. It also records criminal record data and manages its distribution and protection.
The Division of Criminal Justice provides funds to criminal justice offices throughout the state. These funds are procured through grants, budget allowances and research.
Colorado's State Patrol is charged with protecting the state's capitol, its governor and enforcing traffic laws.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management responds to hazardous events and acts of terrorism, while working to prevent such events and protecting civilians during the process.
The Division of Fire Prevention and Control enforces local fire codes and certifies firefighters. It also educates the public and law enforcement on wildfire prevention and coordinates responses to such events.
Requesting Colorado Police Records
Statewide criminal records are maintained by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Juvenile records, personally identifiable information, warrants and sealed records are not available for the public to review. Local police stations maintain information on registered sex offenders on their websites. Arrest records available through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are required to be supported by fingerprint information, but all such records except those named above are available for public viewing.
Colorado Arrest Records by Type of Crime
The popular arrests for 2017 in Colorado was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 114,976, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Gambling arrests - with only 21 crimes a year.
|Arrest Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter||18||176||194|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||377||2,766||3,143|
|Forgery and Counterfeiting||10||734||744|
|Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing||21||496||517|
|Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc.||325||2,309||2,634|
|Sex Offenses (except rape and prostitution)||133||471||604|
|Drug Abuse Violations||2,615||16,626||19,241|
|Offenses Against the Family and Children||34||3,235||3,269|
|Driving Under the Influence||239||23,664||23,903|
|All Other Offenses (except traffic)||6,130||108,846||114,976|
|Curfew and Loitering Law Violations||1,052||1,052||2,104|
CO Police Departments by Cities
- New Castle
- Lake City
- San Luis
- Commerce City
- Pagosa Springs
- Las Animas
- Buena Vista
- Cheyenne Wells
- Dove Creek
- Castle Rock
- Lone Tree
- Colorado Springs
- Green Mountain Falls
- Canon City
- Glenwood Springs
- Black Hawk
- Hot Sulphur Springs
- Wheat Ridge
- Estes Park
- Fort Collins
- Grand Junction
- Fort Morgan
- La Junta
- Rocky Ford
- Del Norte
- Steamboat Springs
- Cripple Creek