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News! COVID-19 Restrictions in place!!!
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Glendale Police Department is modifying some its procedures to try and limit exposure between citizens and first responders. The Glendale Police Department will remain open, will respond as appropriate to all calls for service, will continue to actively patrol the City, and be responsive to citizen’s needs.
Modifications being undertaken by the Glendale Police Department:
· Officers will handle as many non-emergency calls as possible by telephone
· Officers will attempt to handle low level/nonviolent crimes by citing and releasing suspects on scene
· Officers will no longer perform VIN Inspections or VIN Verifications
· Officers will not process walk-in warrants for other jurisdictions
· The Ride Along program is suspended
· No tours of the Police Department
The health and safety of the citizens of Glendale is a top priority of the Glendale Police Department. The health and safety of the members of the Glendale Police Department is also important. The members of the Department will continue to perform their duties to the best of the abilities under the current circumstances with Character, Competence, and Cooperation.
The Glendale Police Department is ACTIVELY seeking Volunteer Victim Advocates to join our team! Please contact Melissa Spucces at 303-639-4326 if you would like to go through the training and become that person who helps someone suffering after a crime or tragedy find the resources they need!
Effective September 24, 2018, the Glendale Police Department will no longer provide fingerprint services. This change is in response to Senate Bill 17-189.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) developed the Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program.
Specific vendors are appointed and trained by CBI, and are the only places where fingerprinting services are available. The vendor services will be located throughout the State, increasing applicants’ ability to obtain fingerprints in a timely manner. Applicants are able to schedule appointments online with the vendors and the fingerprint cards will be submitted electronically. This will allow for results to now only take hours instead of days or weeks.
To view locations, read additional information or to schedule a fingerprinting appointment, visit: IdentoGO website.
Police IN the News
C.L.O.U.D. (Community Liaison Officers of Urban Development) were featured in International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners C.L.O.U.D. Opens a New Window.
Keeping Safe from Crime
Avoid Car Theft!
The Basic Prevention Policy:
- Never leave your car running or the keys in the ignition when you’re away from it, even for "just a minute."
- Always roll up the windows and lock the car, even if it’s in front of your home.
- Never leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked. Put them in the trunk or at least out of sight.
- Remove portable electronic devices such as smart phones and GPS navigation systems, including suction cup or bean bag type mounts. (Even the visible appearance of a suction cup ring on the glass windshield can be an enticement to a thief to break in and look for the GPS system.)
- Park in busy, well-lighted area.
- Carry the registration and insurance card with you. Don’t leave personal identification documents or credit cards in your vehicle.
- When you pay to park in a lot or garage, leave just the ignition or valet key with the attendant. Make sure no personal information is attached. Do the same when you take your car for repairs.
Add Extra Protection:
- Install a mechanical locking device — commonly called clubs, collars, or j-bars — that lock to the steering wheel, column, or brake to prevent the wheel from being turned more than a few degrees. Use it!
- Investigate security systems if you live in a high-theft area or drive an automobile that’s an attractive target for thieves. You may get a discount on your auto insurance.
What About Carjacking:
- Carjacking - stealing a car by force - has captured headlines in the last few years. Statistically, your chances of being a carjacking victim are very slim, and preventive actions can reduce the risk even more.
- Etch the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the windows, doors, fenders, and trunk lid. This helps discourage professional thieves who have to either remove or replace etched parts before selling the car. Copy the VIN and your tag number on a card and keep it in a safe place. If your vehicle is stolen, the police need this information.
- Approach you car with the key in hand before getting in. Look around and inside before getting in.
- When driving, keep your car doors locked and windows rolled up at all times.
- Don’t pull up right behind the car in front of you, leave maneuvering room.
- Be especially alert at intersections, gas stations, ATM’s, shopping malls, convenience and grocery stores — all are windows of opportunity for carjackers.
- Park in well-lighted areas with good visibility, close to walkways, stored, and people.
- If the carjacker has a weapon, give up the car with no questions asked. your life is worth more than a car.
Some content in this page was compiled from materials provided by the National Crime Prevention Council
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