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Enroll now in the Citizens Police Academy

Do you want to be part of something exciting and fun? Do you want to know what your police department is doing? Have you ever wondered how you could get more involved in the community and police...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Show your support by helping during CrimeStoppers month

The CrimeStoppers program was originated in Albuquerque by concerned residents in September 1976. Today, there are nearly 1,200 CrimeStoppers programs in the United States. The program in Durango...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2015 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Summer fun is no excuse for disregarding the rules

OK, May came and went, and I’m not sure if that was spring or still winter. Now June is upon us, and I’m almost positive it is summer. After living in La Plata County for almost 20 years, I have...

DATE: June 7, 2014 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Couldn’t happen here? Police train for active shooter situation

As I sit down to write this month’s column, I am saddened again by the senseless violence of another mass shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas. The actions of a lone gunman again defy the...

DATE: April 12, 2014 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Stay safe and be observant when witnessing crime

Durango Police Department relies heavily on the community to report suspicious activity, crimes in progress or crimes that have just occurred. There are many times when residents see what they...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2014 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Learn about law enforcement in Citizens’ Police Academy

Do you want to be part of something exciting and fun? Do you want to know what your police department is doing? Have you ever wondered how you could get more involved in the community and police...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2014 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

See crime? Be safe, but report it

The Durango Police Department relies heavily on the community to report suspicious activity, crimes in progress or crimes that have just occurred. There are many times when residents will observe...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Law enforcement dedicates many hours to Redwine case

Before I start this article about the young man, Dylan Redwine, I want to offer my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. This tragedy has without a doubt devastated those closest to him,...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Spotting rental, credit card scammers

The Durango Police Department often receives complaints from residents in reference to scams. It is difficult to catch these scammers, because most of them live in a different country. The best way...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Here’s some advice to prevent yourself from being victim

You don’t have to look far in this city, county, state, country or world to see that people frequently become victims. At one point or another, virtually everyone becomes a victim of some type of...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Canine Uto: Durango police’s search and sniff professional

Police departments around the world use the dog’s superior sense of smell as a locating tool. A few years ago, the Durango Police Department authorized implementation of its own working-dog...

DATE: April 6, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

Domestic violence often unheard

Commitment to ending domestic violence runs deep at the Durango Police Department.Domestic violence means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the offender is or has been...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | COLUMN: To Protect and Serve

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