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About the Organization

 Police Administration Division

This division is managed by Chief of Police Norm Haubert, who directly supervises; the deputy chiefs, contracts and grants coordinator, the executive assistant, business operations coordinator, and data analyst.  Additionally, the Chief of Police oversees the Professional Services Section, which includes public information/media relations, crime prevention programs, public educational programs, employee background investigations for employment, investigating allegations of misconduct against department members, and coordination of department-wide training.

 Police Administration is responsible for the department’s budget (coordination, planning and oversight), overall policies, goals and objectives, statistical reports, cost allocation studies, memos and reports to city council, performance measurements, special management level research projects, and overall leadership and evaluation of police services for the citizens of Westminster.

The Police Department has a total of 197 sworn personnel and 96.8 professional staff. The department's total budget for 2024 is $46,976,005.

 Operations Division

This division is managed by Deputy Chief Dean Villano. The responsibilities that fall within the Operations Division include patrol, community safety, and operations support. Responsibilities of patrol section include   SWAT Team, field training instructor program, mobile field force, extra duty/off duty employment and emergency management. Responsibilities of community safety include school resource officers, special events unit, traffic   unit, equipment services, and accident investigations. Responsibilities of operations support include the co-responder unit, graffiti enforcement, the special enforcement team, animal management, and K9.

 The patrol section is composed of four shifts, each supervised by a commander. Geographical “beat” assignments are covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to requests for citizen assistance, provide proactive and reactive response to criminal activity, conduct general patrol activities and ensure community safety.


   Specialized Services Division

This division is managed by Deputy Chief Dave Lester. This division is composed of four main sections, Investigations, Records and Property & Evidence, Technology, and Public Safety Telecommunications. The   major functions of the Investigations Section are to investigate crimes against people and/or property, conduct   undercover investigations, coordinate intelligence information, sex offender registration and verifications, crime scene processing, examination of evidence, prisoner extraditions and transports, victim services, and liquor enforcement.  The police department participates in the North Metro Task Force through an intergovernmental agreement. This task force investigates criminal cases involving the sale, possession, manufacture and/or distribution of narcotics. Led by an administrator, the Records and Property Evidence Section maintains police records, answering citizen inquiries and informational requests, cold reports by phone or in person as appropriate, and ensures proper handling, storage and safekeeping of evidence and found property. Led by a commander, the responsibilities of the technology section include assessing and implementing department technology needs, technical services, and body worn camera management. Led by an administrator, the public safety telecommunications section responds to emergent and non-emergent calls for assistance, prioritizes and coordinates critical services to the community by dispatching police, fire and ambulance services and provides support to responding officers.