About Us

The Erie Police Department serves 34,828 residents of Erie, Colorado with a patrol responsibility of 48 miles.

The Police Chief oversees 46 state-certified officers, nine non-certified staff, and all sections of the police department. The Deputy Chief provides oversight for Operations and Support Services. Two Commanders are responsible for Patrol and Support Services. Additionally, more than 21 volunteers support Police Operations.

  1. A Message From Chief Mathis: Personnel Update

    An internal investigation began on October 10 stemming from an internal complaint of misconduct... Read on...
  2. Teen Substance Use Flyer

    Teens: Substance Use and Social Media

    The Erie Police Department is committed to educating parents on what they need to know when it comes to teen use of drugs, alcohol, and vaping in Erie schools. Read on...
  3. Operation Santa Erie Optimist Club

    Erie Police Department Hosts Giving Tree

    Beginning November 20, the Optimist Club of Erie is collecting gifts and cash donations... Read on...
  4. Share the Road Cone Zone

    Share the Road: Cone Zones

    The Erie Police Department’s Traffic Team is committed to ensuring safety in all areas of Town... Read on...
  5. Volunteer Victim advocate

    Wanted: Victim Advocates

    The next volunteer training academy will begin in early October and is held... Read on...
  6. Do You Recognize

    Do You Recognize These Individuals?

    The suspects, a male and female were associated with a... Read on...
  7. Optomist Club of Erie Poster Contest 1st place winner modugula

    Winner Announced! Poster Contest

    Congratulations to the winner of the annual... Read on...
  8. Weekend Business Burglary
  9. Curfew Reminders

    School's Out!

    Curfew Reminders for Erie Youth... Read on...
  10. Operation Chill

    Operation Chill

    Police Officers Issue Slurpees for Good Behavior Read on...
  11. K9 Aftermath Grant

    Vote for K9 Rudo

    If Rudo wins, the grant will be used towards... Read on...
  12. Police Week Proclamation

    Police Week and Peace Officers' Memorial Day

    "The number of officers in the United States who have already given their lives in 2023 Read on...
  13. New Boco Alert
  14. Drug Take Back Day April

    Medication Take-Back Day - April 22

    Safely dispose of unwanted medications... Read on...
  15. Scam Alert

    Sextortion Scams

    In the first three months of this year, eight sextortion scams (online blackmail using nude images)... Read on...
  16. Respect for LE Poster Contest

    Poster Contest: Respect for Law Enforcement

    Aspiring artists could be featured, if selected by the Optimist Club of Erie, as a winner of their annual... Read on...
  17. Youth Academy Space Limited

    Youth Academy Registration Open!

    Are you a young person between the ages of 12 and 17 who is interested in seeing how the Erie Police Department operates? Read on...
  18. Child wearing a helmet while riding a Bicycle at Police Bike Rodeo safety course

    Is Your Kiddo Ready to Ride?

    Mark your calendars for the Bike Rodeo hosted by the Erie Police Department. Police Officers will conduct bike checks and helmet fittings, while your kids... Read on...
  19. Seeking PSRP members

    Seeking New Members

    Apply to volunteer your time, on an as-needed basis, to review cases... Read on...
  20. Siren Testing

    Testing Outdoor Emergency Sirens Monday

    The test will last two minutes and is audible from Mountain View Fire Rescue’s stations located at... Read on...
  21. Unlawful Noise Ordinance

    What can be done about unreasonable or loud sounds?

    A good neighbor is mindful of how their sound activities might affect their neighbor's quality of life. An even better neighbor... Read on...
  22. WHITTAKER, JUSTIN

    Sex Assault Arrest - Victims Encouraged to Report

    On February 28, 2023, Justin Whittaker was charged with four counts of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust. It is alleged that... Read on...
  23. Code Enforcement Spring Cleanup

    Spring Cleanup is May 8-13

    Code Enforcement Officer Laura Durstock invites you to Save the Dates for the Spring Clean-Up event: Read on...
  24. Police News

    Swatting Incidents

    We are aware of a series of swatting incidents that have happened in various Colorado school districts today. Swatting is when... Read on...
  25. Arrest

    Arrest: Motor Vehicle Trespass

    Thanks to Victim, Witnesses, and Plate Readers... Read on...
  26. coyote winter

    Breeding Season: Be Coyote Aware

    Prime time for coyote calling is upon us... Read on...
  27. School Busses

    Navigating School Busses

    Motorists urged to use extreme care... Read on...
  28. Leash Reminder

    Leash Laws in Erie

    It's quite easy for dog owners to overlook the impact an off-leash dog... Read on...
  29. TacoBout It Feb 8

    Lets Taco Bout It

    Join us for 'Lets Taco Bout It' on Wednesday, February 8... Read on...
  30. LE Recruiting March 8

    Law Enforcement Job Fair

    Meet with Erie Officers and Command to learn why Erie is the best... Read on...
  31. Arrest

    Arrest in Overnight Burglary

    An arrest was made overnight at the Community Center... Read on...
  32. PIO of the Year and Best Use of Digital Media - Luttrell

    Erie PIO Awarded Colorado PIO of the Year

    ‘PIO of the Year 2022’ for both small and large agencies. Luttrell was also awarded ‘Best use of Digital Media’.... Read on...
  33. Community Police Academy

    Space is Limited: Community Academy

    Plans this Spring? The nine-week Police Community Academy meets... Read on...
  34. scam alert

    EPD Phone Call Scam Alert

    Please be aware of a scam Erie PD was recently made aware of in our community. Read on...
  35. Newman EOY 2022

    Employee of the Year

    Chief Stewart Announces Officer Newman as Employee of the Year Read on...
  36. Wildfire Northwest of Boulder

    There is NO impact to Erie at this time. Read on...
  37. Lets Taco Bout It

    Canceled: Lets Taco Bout It

    Join us for 'Lets Taco Bout It' on Wednesday, January 18... Read on...
  38. Police Strategic Plan

    A Look Ahead

    The Erie Police release the 2023 Strategic Plan... Read on...
  39. Rs of Restorative Justice

    Repairing Harm

    You might be a great fit in the program as a Restorative Justice Facilitator... Read on...
  40. 2022 Stolen Vehicles

    Stolen Vehicles in Erie

    Recently, we've been asked, "Is it happening in Erie?"... Read on...
  41. Centurylink outage

    911 Landlines Disabled for 500 Homes

    Homes in the southwest corner of Erie Parkway and E. County Line Road have lost CenturyLink service... Read on...
  42. Advisory

    Police Advisory

    On Monday, November 28, at approximately 5:30 a.m., Erie Police was dispatched to... Read on...
  43. Victim Services Volunteer

    Volunteer Victim Advocates

    Are you looking to serve your community in a unique and valuable way? Read on...
  44. Idling

    Idling in Erie

    With cold mornings comes the desire to warm up your vehicle... Read on...
  45. Teen Substance Use Logo

    May 1: What Parent's Need to Know About Teen Substance Use & Social Media

    Erie Police Department is committed to educating parents on what they need to know... Read on...
  46. Teen Substance Use Logo

    Mar. 16: What Parent's Need to Know About Teen Substance Use & Social Media

    Erie Police Department is committed to educating parents on what they need to know... Read on...
  47. Teen Substance Use Logo

    Jan. 19: What Parent's Need to Know About Teen Substance Use & Social Media

    Erie Police Department is committed to educating parents on what they need to know... Read on...
  48. Teen Substance Use Logo

    Nov. 17: What Parent's Need to Know About Teen Substance Use & Social Media

    Erie Police Department is committed to educating parents on what they need to know... Read on...
  49. Durstock

    Meet the New Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer

    In a ceremony, the new Code Enforcement/Animal Control Officer was welcomed... Read on...
  50. coffee with a cop

    Coffee With A Cop - Wednesday Nov. 2

    Erie PD Command Staff, along with other available on-patrol officers, will be hosting a conversation with the community... Read on...
  51. SCAM

    EPD T-shirt Phishing Scam

    Erie PD does NOT sell merchandise, to include any logo'd shirts, or other items... Read on...
  52. coffee with a cop

    Coffee With A Cop - Wednesday Oct. 5

    Erie PD Command Staff, along with other available on-patrol officers, will be hosting a conversation with the community... Read on...
  53. Catalytic Converter Theft

    Overnight Catalytic Converter Thefts

    Between midnight and 2 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, three catalytic converters were stolen... Read on...
  54. Update

    UPDATE: Occupants Identified: Request for Information

    The Erie Police Department is asking anyone with information or surveillance about an incident... Read on...
  55. News Release

    Shots Fired from Vehicle: Vista Parkway and Eaton Street

    On Sunday morning, 6:30 a.m., September 25, 2022, a motorist called to report their vehicle had been shot... Read on...
  56. Walgreens Burglary 09.28.22 STILL

    Walgreens ATM Robbery

    While you were out like a light this morning (Wednesday, Sept. 28), Officer Powers noticed headlights in the Walgreens parking lot at Erie Parkway and County Line Road... Read on...
  57. COLORADO SAFETY STOP Law

    Safety Stop Law

    Intersections are by far the most dangerous locations for bicyclists... Read on...
  58. Chief Kim Stewart and MADD ribbon

    Saturation Saturday

    Too often, we see drivers making the wrong decision to drive impaired. Read on...
  59. School Resource Officers

    Your School Resource Officers

    With school starting this week, school safety is on many minds. It’s been on our minds... Read on...
  60. School Crossing Reminders
  61. Community Safety Tools

    Let's Talk K9s: Community Safety Tools - hosted by EPD

    Join members of the Erie Police Department for a listening session designed to collect sentiment from the Erie community about the police department's potential use of an enhanced Community Safety Tool (K9 Unit). Read on...
  62. 9pmRoutine

    Nightly Safety Check at 9 p.m.

    Safety checklists, and creative ways to create a routine are posted... Read on...
  63. License Plate Readers

    Erie’s Soft Launches Community Safety Tool... Read on...
  64. Lifeline

    988 Lifeline

    No matter where you live, easily access 24/7 emotional support... Read on...
  65. Prime Scams

    Prime Time for Prime Day Scams

    While you might use Prime Day for awesome deals, cybercriminals use Prime Day for awful scams.... Read on...
  66. Suspicious Behavior

    Behavior is Suspicious - not Persons

    Erie family, we depend on you to tell us when you observe something unusual unfolding before your eyes. As always, call us immediately about all suspicious activity Read on...
  67. Smart 911

    Keep Your Loved Ones Safe with Smart911 App

    What if you could provide life-saving information to responders? Read on...
  68. National Night Out

    Join Us: Tues., Aug. 2: National Night Out

    National Night Out is an annual community celebration and effort to reduce crime... Read on...
  69. Exit Plan: Fireworks Show

    The EPD mapped out the optimal exit routes from the Fireworks Show... Read on...
  70. Fireworks

    Leave it to the Pros: Fireworks

    Help keep our community safe and attend the Erie Parks & Recreation rooftop fireworks show... Read on...
  71. July 3 Site Map 2022

    Pack Your Patience: Fireworks Show

    If the Erie Fireworks Show is your destination on July 3, it pays to be prepared... Read on...
  72. Town of Erie Emergency Alerts

    Emergency Alerts

    ALL residents in Erie should register for emergency alerts through the... Read on...
  73. crash Investigation
  74. Other Vehicles Guide

    Your Golf Car: Our Mission to Serve and Protect

    The Erie Police Department has noted an uptick in questions, concerns, and confusion as 'other vehicles’ have... Read on...
  75. Operation Chill

    Operation Chill

    Police Issue Slurpees for Good Behavior... Read on...
  76. Community Safety Tools

    Let's Talk 'Community Safety Tools'

    Join members of the Erie Police Department for a listening session designed to collect sentiment from the Erie community about the police department's use of enhanced Community Safety Tools. Read on...
  77. Park Shareability

    Shared Parks Quality of Life

    The Erie Police Department has been made aware of a significant increase in what is considered less than respectful park usage... Read on...
  78. Click It or Ticket

    Buckle Up

    Every time you get in a car the EPD asks you to make bucking up a habit! Read on...
  79. Curfew Reminders

    School's Out!

    Curfew Reminders for Erie Youth... Read on...
  80. Attempt to Locate 5.16.2022

    Recognize this Person?

    The Erie Police Department is attempting to locate an individual... Read on...
  81. Flood Risk

    Flood Risk?

    To assess if your property is located in or near an area that has a high flood risk... Read on...
  82. community academy

    Community Academy Success

    The Community Academy was a success. But don't take it from us... Read on...
  83. Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Since the first recorded police death in 1786, Read on...
  84. Graduation

    Congrats to the Class of 2022

    To all our local graduates, we’re proud of your accomplishments! Read on...
  85. Motorcycle Safety

    Share the Road. Be Alert.

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month... Read on...
  86. GovPossible Campaign Shannon Crow

    EPD Detective Featured on #GovPossible

    Detective Shannon Crow was selected to be featured in the People of Public Service’s... Read on...
  87. Haefele and Andy Carter of Rotary

    Commander Haefele Honored by Rotary

    Last weekend, at their annual gala, Commander Mike Haefele was honored as a 2022 Community Star... Read on...
  88. Cadet Vacancy

    Now Hiring!

    The Town of Erie will pay the cost of the academy for each cadet selected and pay an hourly rate... Read on...
  89. Child wearing a helmet while riding a Bicycle at Police Bike Rodeo safety course

    Is your kiddo ready to ride?

    Only a few spots remain for the Bike Rodeo, hosted by the Erie Police Department... Read on...
  90. Garage Doors

    EPD Places 50 Door Hangers a Month

    Help Close the Door on Crime... Read on...
  91. Distraction Reaction

    Distraction Reaction

    Campaign Aims to Prevent 42 Crashes Each Day... Read on...
  92. Scam Alert

    FBI Warns of Scams

    Scammers impersonate law enforcement or government officials in attempts to extort money or steal personally identifiable information Read on...
  93. Ti Simulator

    EPD Gifted Virtual Training Simulator

    Ti Training donated a $50,000 training simulator to the Erie Police... Read on...

Strategy

The Police Department's Strategic Plan guides activities focuses efforts, and directs budget decisions.

Mission, Vision, Values

The mission of the Erie Police Department is: Serving and protecting our community with honor.

The vision of the Erie Police Department is: To be highly trained police professionals committed to our community.

The values of the Erie Police Department are:

  • Integrity
  • Impartiality 
  • Compassion
  • Courage 
  • Excellence 
  • Dedication 
  • Accountability