|Littleton Police Department
|2255 W. Berry Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
The Littleton Police Department mission is to catch criminals and prevent crime, to comfort victims, and to treat everyone with respect.
The Littleton Police Department consists of two divisions; Patrol and Investigations/Support Services, and is responsible for public safety in the community as well as the safe flow of traffic in and through the community. The department accomplishes this by focusing on the core functions of Patrol and Investigations/Support Services.
The Patrol Division is the backbone of the department and includes the Patrol Teams, the Traffic Unit with Parking Enforcement, Animal Control, the School Resource Officers (SRO’s), and CALEA accreditation. Patrol officers have the primary responsibility for responding to calls for service received through the communications center. These calls include serious to minor crimes, assistance to Littleton Fire Rescue, traffic collisions and enforcement, welfare checks, animal calls, and other service related calls. Accreditation requires that the department meet or exceed over 465 standards that represent the "best professional practices" for law enforcement.
The Investigations/Support Services Division includes Detectives, Property/Evidence, Victim Services, Liquor Code Violations, Communications and Records. Detectives are responsible for the follow-up of all major cases which meet certain requirements for solvability and include felony case filings for the District Attorney's Office. Property/Evidence and Victim Services support the entire department. Communications operates the Littleton Dispatch Center, which is the primary public safety answering point for all calls generated in the City of Littleton. Communications is our first contact and in many cases our only contact with citizens. The Records Section is responsible for all Department records and the correct entry, storage and dissemination of police reports, accidents, citations, and other documents. They also handle fingerprints for citizens that fall under the various state and local licensing requirements.
LPD is recognized as a nationally-accredited law enforcement agency by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. The purpose of the Commission is to establish standards of professional excellence for public safety agencies, and to develop and administer a process to ensure compliance with professional excellence. Since September 2007, the Littleton Emergency Planning Department is managed by the administrative division commander. City-wide emergency planning and operations could not function without the volunteer services of personnel from the Littleton Fire Rescue, Littleton Police, Public Works, and Communications departments.