Police - Success Through Service
LaSalle Police Department
Mandated by town charter, ordinances, operating procedures, state and federal laws to serve citizens of the incorporated town limits. To this end we have adopted the slogan "Success through Service", which each officer strives to accomplish on a daily basis. You can find this slogan on the police cars as a reminder not only to the public but to the officers as well.
Police Force & Dispatch
The LaSalle Police Department has eight full time Officers including a full time Code Enforcement Officer, a full time School Resource Officer and one part time Secretarial Assistant. Chief Dave Arnold heads the department. Our department is dispatched from the Greeley/Weld County Communications Regional system located in Greeley, Colorado. Dispatch also answers our non-emergency phone number after hours to ensure that your needs are met by the Police Department. Citizens also have the comfort of the enhanced 911 emergency system, which automatically dispatches the applicable emergency service for each particular call.
Please remember to NEVER give out any personal information over the phone, by text or email. There is no Government Agency that will call you if there is a problem with an account, or that they suspect you to be a victim of fraud.
The two biggest issues we have seen:
1. Unemployment Fraud. If you find yourself a victim of unemployment fraud follow the directions located on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment web site https://cdle.colorado.gov/fraud-prevention. We have seen this fraud come one of two ways. Either you will receive an email informing you of your unemployment benefits or you will receive a debit card in the mail when you in fact are not unemployed. Report it as fraud through the Department of Labor website and contact the LaSalle Police Department to file a police report.
2. Being called by the IRS stating you have an unpaid tax bill, a Fraud Prevention Agency stating you are the victim of identity theft, or a Local Law Enforcement Agency claiming you have a warrant for your arrest. Again, NEVER give out any personal information over the phone. Many times, they will tell you to stay on the phone with them and instruct you to go to a store and get a gift card, usually a “Vanilla” or “I Tunes gift card”. Once you have the gift card, they will tell you to read them the account numbers from the card or have you sent them a picture of the card. They will contact you from a phone number that looks legitimate.
Be cautious and remember DO NOT give out any personal information
Over the last couple months, we have seen an increase in vehicle trespasses. I would like to remind everyone to keep vehicles locked and expensive items out of sight. Here in LaSalle, we are lucky to have a relatively low crime rate. Let’s all do our part and make it difficult for the criminal element and secure our belongings.
The LaSalle Police Department is now Partnering with Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals. The hope is to reduce the stray cat population in town. The cats will NOT be removed from Town, they will be spayed or neutered and released back to where they were caught. If you have a stray cat problem please contact me at email@example.com so we can determine the need and to formulate a plan with Northern Colorado Friends of Ferals. For more information click on the link below.