The Erie Police Department serves 28,308 residents of Erie, Colorado with a patrol responsibility of 48 miles.

Commands and Divisions

The Police Chief oversees 46 state-certified officers, 9.5 non-certified staff, and all sections of the police department. The Deputy Chief provides oversight for Operations and Administration. Two Commanders are responsible for Patrol and Support Services. Additionally, 21 volunteers support Police Operations.


The Police Department's  Strategic Plan guides activities, focuses efforts, and directs budget decisions.

Mission, Vision, Values

The mission of the Erie Police Department is: Serving and protecting our community with honor.

The vision of the Erie Police Department is: To be highly trained police professionals committed to our community.

The values of the Erie Police Department are:

  • Integrity
  • Impartiality 
  • Compassion
  • Courage 
  • Excellence 
  • Dedication 
  • Accountability


Tours are available by request, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., by calling 303-926-2800.

  1. Click It or Ticket

    Buckle Up

    Every time you get in a car the EPD asks you to make bucking up a habit! Read on...
  2. Attempt to Locate 5.16.2022

    Recognize this Person?

    The Erie Police Department is attempting to locate an individual... Read on...
  3. Flood Risk

    Flood Risk?

    To assess if your property is located in or near an area that has a high flood risk... Read on...
  4. community academy

    Community Academy Success

    The Community Academy was a success. But don't take it from us... Read on...
  5. Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Since the first recorded police death in 1786, Read on...
  6. Graduation

    Congrats to the Class of 2022

    To all our local graduates, we’re proud of your accomplishments! Read on...
  7. Motorcycle Safety

    Share the Road. Be Alert.

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month... Read on...
  8. GovPossible Campaign Shannon Crow

    EPD Detective Featured on #GovPossible

    Detective Shannon Crow was selected to be featured in the People of Public Service’s... Read on...
  9. Haefele and Andy Carter of Rotary

    Commander Haefele Honored by Rotary

    Last weekend, at their annual gala, Commander Mike Haefele was honored as a 2022 Community Star... Read on...
  10. Cadet Vacancy

    Now Hiring!

    The Town of Erie will pay the cost of the academy for each cadet selected and pay an hourly rate... Read on...
  11. Child wearing a helmet while riding a Bicycle at Police Bike Rodeo safety course

    Is your kiddo ready to ride?

    Only a few spots remain for the Bike Rodeo, hosted by the Erie Police Department... Read on...
  12. Respect for Law Poster Contest

    Respect for Law Enforcement Contest

    The contest is open to elementary school-age children (K-8) who attend Erie elementary schools. Entry forms are available... Read on...
  13. Youth Academy Space Limited

    Space is Limited: Police Youth Academy

    Are you a young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who is interested in seeing how the Erie Police Department operates? Read on...
  14. Siren Testing

    Testing Outdoor Emergency Warning Sirens

    Audible siren tests occur at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. ... Read on...
  15. Crime Map

    Ever Wondered Where Crime Occurs in Erie?

    The Erie Police Department is pleased to present an interactive map to help visualize criminal activity... Read on...
  16. Garage Doors

    EPD Places 50 Door Hangers a Month

    Help Close the Door on Crime... Read on...
  17. Distraction Reaction

    Distraction Reaction

    Campaign Aims to Prevent 42 Crashes Each Day... Read on...
  18. Scam Alert

    FBI Warns of Scams

    Scammers impersonate law enforcement or government officials in attempts to extort money or steal personally identifiable information Read on...
  19. Ti Simulator

    EPD Gifted Virtual Training Simulator

    Ti Training donated a $50,000 training simulator to the Erie Police... Read on...
  20. 2021 PD Annual Report

    Hot Off the Press! EPD Annual Report

    In this edition, Chief Stewart celebrates accomplishments, captures crime statistics, and Read on...
  21. COVID Go Bag Emergency Preparedness

    Emergency Go-Bags During COVID-19

    Erie Police Recommends Extra Kits Read on...
  22. escape planning and practice

    Escape Planning and Practice - Home Fire Safety

    There are many ways to get your family involved in creating an escape plan... Read on...
  23. Household Chemicals

    Household Chemicals

    Chemicals you use in your home can be dangerous to your health and the environment. To keep your family safe, follow these safety tips when you use, store, or throw them out. Read on...