In this Blue Story, we'd like to introduce Sgt. Mike Avrech. He's a seasoned SWAT team member and longtime officer dedicated to the safety of our community. Here's a closer look at the person behind the badge: * How long have you been a police officer? I have been a police officer for 17 years. I started in 2002 and spent the first seven years on Patrol before moving to
Chief Swoboda here - I truly enjoyed watching Rena Martinez, Director of Information Services at FCPS, speak at today’s Women’s Focus Group. The fact that the City of Fort Collins has a group that encourages mentoring, leadership development and equity says so much about the culture here. My take away quote Rena referenced was “I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by
Tune in to Chief Chat tonight on KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins a 6:30 p.m. Chief Swoboda will chat with special guests Nick Verni-Lau and Emily Harms from Outreach Fort Collins. They'll discuss the organization's philosophy and efforts to reduce disruptive behaviors downtown. This valuable partnership has helped reduce strain on police resources and continues to create a safer, healthier community by connecting our most vulnerable residents to the
A man has been arrested for breaking into a home and sexually assaulting a sleeping woman. On September 7, 2019 at 2:07 a.m., a female victim contacted police to report that an unknown male entered her residence in the 600-block of Balsam Lane and sexually assaulted her. Responding officers located and arrested the suspect, who was identified as Tanner Cook (DOB 11/13/96). Cook was arrested and booked into the Larimer
Congratulations to Tracy Staruck, who was promoted to Dispatch Supervisor today. A New York native, Tracy began her emergency services career in 2001. She moved to Colorado several years later and began dispatching in Weld County, and we were fortunate to add her to our team in 2011. She's served as a mentor and friend to many during her time here, and we're excited to watch her grow and support
Eyes up, ears perked, and ready for the week ahead! Happy Monday from K9 Eleiko. Call if you need us, Fort Collins - we’ve always got your back, 24/7/365.
Have you talked to your kids about online safety? We know it can be a tough subject to navigate (especially when the social app world keeps changing), but we're here to help. We're offering two free Internet Safety classes this fall. Family sessions will be held on October 1 and December 3. Families will be divided into three groups: adults; 8 to 12 year-olds; and 13 to 18-year-olds for age-appropriate
Earlier this month, we were proud to support and send off a group of cyclists biking from Fort Collins to Albuquerque to honor fallen officers. The Honor Roll is a law enforcement bicycle group that provides memorial services for fallen law enforcement officers in different geographic locations each year. Founded by a Florida based Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations, the group has been in existence since May of 2015.