Today’s interviews are with two civilian staff members of the Erie Police Department, they are both a part of the Administrative staff and are crucial in keeping the department running smoothly!
Mike: Mike Lowder, Administrative Assistant and Evidence Custodian for the Erie Police Department
Sarah: Sarah Lambert, Administrative Assistant and Records Clerk for the Erie Police Department
How long have you been working for the Erie Police Department?
Mike: Started in January of 1999 – a little over 17 years ago.
Sarah: 5 years, full-time with the Police Department, but worked in various roles for the Town of Erie prior to that.
What are your job duties?
Mike & Sarah: Our main job is to administratively support the staff of the Erie Police Department. This involves entering information from reports into various databases; managing case files; sending information out to the State, District Attorneys, or anyone who has requested public information; greeting community members who come to the Station; managing 20 volunteers who participate in the V.I.P.S. program; coordinate registration for classes offered and much more! We also answer the phones at the Police Department from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., when residents call for non-emergency situations in which they would like to speak to an officer. We always transfer them to dispatch who will coordinate an officer to assist. If you attempt to call the Police Department after hours or on the weekends, your call will automatically be rolled over to dispatch.
What services are available at to the Erie Police Department for the public?
Mike & Sarah: There are many services available to Erie Residents at the Erie Police Department including: report copying, VIN checks, fingerprinting, notarizing documents and more. (Please Note: visit www.erieco.gov/police for more information on when these services are available and to see the fees associated with these services).
When you aren’t working, what do you do for fun?
Mike: I enjoy spending time with my family. We spend time at our cabin near Nederland, play with our dogs and work in our yard. I like to stay busy, I’m putting in a new backyard at my parents’ house this summer.
Sarah: I too love spending time with my family. My two daughters keep me very busy and I enjoy being outside riding my horse.
What do you love about working in Erie?
Mike: The community is so wonderful! From everyone I’ve met years ago, to the new residents we meet – we have so much support. The new Police Station has been a wonderful transition, especially for us Administrative Staff. Lastly, the officers we work with are wonderful people.
Sarah:I love the people I work with. We are one big family and truly support each other in all aspects of life. We also are so lucky to have such great community support year-round.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT
1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516
www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800