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Building a Future for Timnath’s Police Department

Project updates for the Town’s new police headquarters

Timnath Police Building Site Selection Open House

On Monday, November 2, we will host an open house from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Timnath Town Center (4750 Signal Tree Dr.). Learn more about the two sites being considered for the future Timnath Police Department building and get your questions answered. The two final sites are:

  1. On the east side of Kern Street, between 4th St. and 3rd St.
  2. Between Harmony Road and Timnath Trail Drive, just to the east of the Backyard Bird and Dominos Pizza.

View the two sites here.

Project Background

The results of a 2018 resident survey concluded that public safety was the top priority for the Town. The community has strong support for the Town’s police force and the department is committed to providing top-rated, exemplary service to residents.

The Town’s long-term goal to have a full-time, fully functional police force requires an investment in a dedicated police building. Under current budget and building restrictions, the ability to provide high-quality services that the community expects is becoming increasingly more difficult and police staff have grown out of their current space.

Town Council is exploring options to build a new police headquarters to meet the needs of the community and the department as the Town continues to grow.

Next Steps

Town Council discussed location options for a new Police Building at the September 22 meeting. The building design team (comprised of staff, consultants and Council liaisons Rick Collins and Aaron Pearson) met recently for a half-day work session and identified two sites as their top options: the Fewell Site and the Artisan District Site. Upon sharing their recommendations, Council determined that both sites were equally viable. Council then directed staff to gather more information on each site, including a geotechechnical analysis, to inform a final decision on which site would work best for the new Police Building.

View the two sites here.

Helpful Links

An archive of project presentations and Council decisions related to the project:
●      State of the Police Department Presentation (February 2020)
●      Police Dept Presentation (March 2020)
●      Police Department Work Session (July 2020)
●      Police Station Site Update (September 2020)

About the Timnath Police Department

The Timnath Police Department delivers exemplary service to residents and stands behind their mission to provide citizens of Timnath with ethical, equal, and quality police services to enhance the community. Currently a department of 12, we have 9 sworn officers and two police techs. Staff totals are projected to increase by 3 for a total of 12 sworn officers by the end of 2021.

The department’s growth aligns with the Town’s increased number of calls for service and is part of our long-term plan to have a full-time police force and dedicated police building that meets the growing needs of the community.

Currently, the Timnath Police Department responds to calls for service between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. After-hour calls are handled by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office through an intergovernmental agreement.

Providing 24/7 police coverage by Town police staff will increase police coverage and services for the community and decrease response times.

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