The Town of Erie's growing population and its proximity to major cities make it an eventful place. The Public Information Officer champions the Police Department by fostering relationships with the media, maintaining robust community relations, and keeping internal and external audiences informed on issues of interest.
All media inquiries are handled by the Public Information Officer, a non-sworn civilian, who is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for breaking news. Routine inquiries will be responded to Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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The Records Unit is committed to fulfilling Colorado Open Records Act requests in a timely and efficient manner. Visit the Records webpage for details.
Alerts, Advisories, and News
The Public Information Officer shares Emergency Alerts, Advisories and News with the community.
Opt-in to receive an emergency alert when there is a confirmed immediate threat to the safety of the community, ie. active harmers, severe weather, time-sensitive life safety concerns, and other police activity.
Police Advisory is an email or text notification or social media posts that provide increased community awareness of ongoing or dangerous situations, ie. robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, weapons violations, or other police activity.
Police News is a notification that does not rise to the level of an emergency alert of advisory, but that the community benefits from awareness, ie. sudden road closures, community program information and other opportunities.
The Police Department uses a variety of social media platforms to keep the public engaged in, and informed of, our services, initiatives, programs, and events. From public safety messages to more in-depth stories featuring officers and professional staff, visitors learn about all aspects of the department on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, Instagram, Threads, and Ring.