705 S Nevada Ave (CSPD) - City of Colorado Springs
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Pikes Peak United Way - PPUW
Description of Program
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is responsible for carrying out the CSPD’s day-to-day mission of responding to calls for service and patrolling the city.
In addition to providing basic police services, the Patrol Bureau also comprises several unique units who provide a variety of specialized enforcement services. These units are: School Resource Unit, Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), Community Service Officer Unit (CSO), Crime Prevention Unit, DUI Unit, Communications Center (Dispatch), The Operations Support Bureau
El Paso County
R5, El Paso County
Whether it is taking a theft report or responding to a shooting, the Patrol Bureau is the uniformed backbone of the CSPD. The officers of the Patrol Bureau are responsible for carrying out the CSPD’s day-to-day mission of responding to calls for service and patrolling the city.
In addition to providing basic police services, the Patrol Bureau also comprises several unique units who provide a variety of specialized enforcement services. These units are:
School Resource Unit
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit consists of 14 officers. Each officer is assigned to a local high school and works closely with the school administration, parents and students to provide a safe and productive learning environment.
Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) consists of four officers. These officers work closely with local service providers to contact the homeless with services. They actively look for ways to help with obtaining permanent housing, obtaining health care services, reuniting with relatives and other basic human needs.
Community Service Officer Unit (CSO)
The Community Service Officer (CSO) program consists of non-sworn, unarmed civilian employees, who handle a variety of police-related calls for service. Examples of their duties include initiating police reports, providing traffic control at accident scenes, tagging and towing abandoned vehicles, as well as many other duties.
Crime Prevention Unit
The Crime Prevention Unit consists of four crime prevention officers who are each assigned to a patrol division. Their primary goal is to mobilize agency and community resources to create a safer and healthier environment in the community and increase the quality of life of the citizens. They are also responsible for the development and improvement of community crime prevention programs, such as the Neighborhood Watch program, the Business Watch Program, and the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program.
The DUI Unit includes eight officers who are dedicated to the enforcement of DUI laws and the apprehension of impaired drivers who represent a considerable traffic safety risk to the citizens of Colorado Springs.
Communications Center (Dispatch)
The Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center is responsible for answering 911 calls as well as non-emergency calls for police, fire and medical services within the city of Colorado Springs. In addition, they also answer all 911 cell phone calls in El Paso County. The Communications Center is also responsible for the dispatch of police and fire units to calls for service.
The Operations Support Bureau is broken into five Divisions: Specialized Enforcement Division; Investigations Division; Management Service Division; Professional Standards Division; and the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division. The officers and civilians who make up these divisions support patrol operations, investigate major crimes and provide support services to the entire department. To learn more about each division, please review their individual web pages.