Operations Division

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Patrol

Patrol CarPATROL DIVISION

The Patrol Division currently has 51 full time officers assigned to six teams, each supervised by a Sergeant. All Sergeants are supervised by Lieutenants.
Officers on each team are assigned to one of four districts within the City. District officers work with community members, Neighborhood Watch groups and others to identify problems within their assigned district and are empowered to take the necessary action to resolve those problems in a collaborative effort with the residents, business owners and other agencies. The District officers, by being permanently assigned to a District, become familiar with the residents, businesses, and neighborhoods. They become more alert to activities that are out of the ordinary and are able to more effectively identify and resolve problems. The Patrol Division is supported by volunteer reserve officers and special teams within the department.

​Lieutenants

Lt. Brian Pearson         Lt. Jess Freeman
Lt. Sean Hartley          Lt. Matt Racine   

SWAT

SWAT

The Fountain Police Department has regionalized with El Paso County's SWAT team. We currently have two members on their SWAT team. The member selection process involves multiple components. Prior to participating in a competitive oral board examination, each potential team member must demonstrate excellent weapons handling skills and pass a rigorous physical assessment. Only those personnel who excel in all aspects of the testing process will be selected to join the team. The consists of 18 allocated positions filled by highly motivated and trained personnel who excel at performing very specialized missions under extremely stressful circumstances, sometimes with very little advance notice.

Metro VNI

VNI

The Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence (Metro VNI) Division is a multi-agency task force involving law enforcement partnerships between the Fountain Police Department, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs Police Department, 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Teller County Sheriff’s Office and the Woodland Park Police Department. Metro VNI is comprised of Street Impact Teams, a Human Trafficking Team, an Intelligence Team and Liquor Enforcement Unit. The Fountain Police Department currently has one detective in Metro VNI.

Reserves

Reserve Program
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Fountain Police Reserves provide a ready resource of qualified, trained, volunteer manpower to the operations of the Fountain Police Department.

The Reserve Section is composed of community minded volunteers that are trained by the Fountain Police Department in law enforcement operations.

Reserves must meet the same criteria for appointment as full-time Officers and must complete the same level of testing and training. Applications are accepted year-round, but applicant processing is usually coordinated with the full-time hiring processes.

Candidates must have a current Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification upon acceptance into the program. Reserve officers are sworn and placed in the Reserve Certification Program, which is an "on-the-job" field training program that is modified to accommodate personal work schedules.

Reserve officers with proper training, certification, and direction, as required by statute, augment the Patrol Division by participating in the following duties:

  • Conduct traffic enforcement.
  • Provide traffic and crowd control at special events.
  • Assist in warrant sweeps.
  • Assist in high profile interdiction activities.
  • Serve as a ready reserve force for any contingency.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do reserves have to live close to Fountain?

A: Reserves can live anywhere they please. Full-time officers have to live within 30 miles (as the crow flies) of the city.


Q: Is there a maximum or a minimum number of hours you can work as a reserve?

A: You can put in as many hours as you like (within reason - we don't want reserves that are too tired to do the job), but the present requirement is for a minimum of one shift per month.


Q: How do I apply to become a reserve?

A: It's the same process for full-time and reserve positions. To apply, go to the Human Resources Section and click on Vacancies.

We accept reserve applications at all times, but hiring is normally coordinated with hiring full-time officers. I am not sure whether we'll have a hiring process in the near future, but I believe we will have one coming up.


Q: Is it an advantage or a disadvantage to be a reserve when applying for a full-time position?

A: The PD gives priority to reserves when hiring for full-time positions. Reserves who have shown themselves to be effective police officers will be more likely to be hired.

Traffic

TRAFFIC

Traffic Unit
Do you have an on going traffic issue? Email us at traffic@fountainpd.com

VIN Verifications

VIN verifications are done Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10 AM to 1 PM
FREE

VIN Inspections

WE NO LONGER OFFER VIN INSPECTIONS

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Explorers

The Explorer program is a work-site based program for young men and women who are 14.5 years old (and have completed the eighth grade) through 21 years of age. The purpose is to provide experiences which help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. The principal role of the Explorer is that of student and observer.  Explorers are prohibited from taking any enforcement action, unless at the specific direction of a Sworn Officer of the Fountain Police Department. The secondary role of the Cadet is that of volunteer (community service resource). These roles are achieved by providing a valuable service to the Fountain Police Department and the community, while furnishing the Explorer and educational opportunity. It is understood that participation in the Explorer program is secondary to other concerns (e.g. school, home life, etc.). Explorers will learn personal priorities and shall conduct themselves so as to minimize the likelihood of conflict.  Explorers will abide by all provisions of this manual and shall accept and execute all lawful tasks assigned to them by their superiors.

Explorers
For more information on the explorer program email Cpl. Matt Sanchez

K-9

Officer Shannon Daly and K 9 RushOfficer Matt Sanchez and K 9 Amp

Fountain Police Department has two K-9 Officers, Shannon Daly & K-9 Rush and Matt Sanchez and K-9 Amp. Our K-9's are trained to track missing children, articles, a range of narcotics.  
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SRO

The Fountain Police Department has a total of eight School Resource Officers. We have two officers and a Sergeant at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, one at Fountain Middle School, one at Welte Education Center and one at Carson Middle School. Our SRO's have an assigned school but will rotate or assist officers at different schools or patrol officers on calls for service. SROs work with the school district and address any issues within the school or on school grounds.

Rapid Response Team (RRT)

A designated unit of law enforcement officers, which is specifically trained and equipped to work together to resolve critical incidents that are more hazardous, complex, or unusual, which may exceed the capabilities of standard patrol teams or investigative units. This includes serving Agency Search or Arrest Warrants, incidents such as robberies where the suspects are known to have entered a residence or are still on scene. Hostage or Barricade situations, Sniper, Terrorist or other high risk situations where the RRT would take immediate action of the scene until the situation is resolved.

RRT

Investigations

Detectives rotate a 24 hour on-call schedule for serious crimes committed outside of business hours. The Investigations division is responsible for investigating homicides, serious assaults, sexual crimes, crimes against children, internet crimes, robberies, frauds, property crimes, and other serious crimes.

The Investigations Division has one detective assigned to working with Metrol VNI, one Sergeant and three detectives. The department is also involved with the I.C.A.C. Task Force for internet crimes against children.

You may contact the Investigations Sgt. Mark Cristiani at 719 382-4261 or email him at mcristiani@fountainpd.com