WELCOME TO THE FOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT


Character-Compassion-Competence-Commitment, these 4 words will define us both individually and as an agency. We strive to become a model agency across the nation by providing the highest levels of customer service, building strong community relationships and trust with our citizens and regional partners; all while maintaining complete transparency.

The Fountain Police Department provides our community with the most effective and efficient customer service available in order to reduce crime and increase public safety with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for our all our citizens.

Whether you are new to Fountain or just new to this website, the men and women of the Fountain Police Department would like to extend a warm welcome to you. Should you find yourself in need of police services, please feel free to contact us. 

The non-emergency phone number for the Police Department is
(719) 382-8555 or (719) 390-5555.

​SPOTLIGHT
The Fountain Police Department would like to remind our citizens to take pro-active steps to minimize the chance of becoming a victim of a vehicle break in.

Never leave valuable items in your vehicle such as documents that contain personal identifying information, currency/spare change, firearms, laptop computers and cell phones. Never leave items in plain sight that would entice someone to break in to your vehicle. But most importantly, don’t leave it running in the driveway or parking lot, always lock your vehicle and utilize the vehicle’s anti-theft system if so equipped.

If you have any information regarding these incidents or other crimes in our city, you can call the Fountain Police Department at 719-382-8555, or you may leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).
NEWS & EVENTS

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Office of the Chief

Fountain Police Department
Chief Heberer
Chris Heberer
Chief of Police

Chief Christopher Heberer is a native of Canon City, Colorado. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington and received his Master of Arts degree from Webster’s University in Security and Organizational Management in 2005. During his 20 year career in the Army serving as a Military Police officer, Chief Heberer commanded at all levels to include platoon, company and battalion. He served as the 759th Military Police Battalion Commander and as the FT Carson Director of Emergency Services. Chief Heberer commanded over 1,100 personnel and was responsible for directing and the implementation of all Police, Fire and 911 emergency dispatch services supporting a military and civilian community of over 26,000 personnel on FT Carson. Chief Heberer deployed three times throughout his career to include transforming the Mosul Police Force, Iraq in 2009 and serving as the Joint Expeditionary Forensic Director in 2011, supporting all US Forces in Iraq. Chief Heberer held a variety teaching and staff positions during his time in the Army and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff School, US Army Airborne, Jump Master and Air Assault schools. Chief Heberer is the current Secretary/Treasurer for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), Secretary for the Central Mountain Regional Training Foundation (CMTF), and serves on many additional boards dedicated to improving the relationships between police and their communities. Chief Heberer was granted the distinction of Law Enforcement Executive Certification through CACP in 2015.


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Deputy Chief

Thomas Coates
Deputy Chief of Police

Tommy Coates

Deputy Chief Tommy Coates was born and Raised in Upstate NY (Buffalo Area). After serving 10 years in the United States Air Force, Tommy was employed by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for 9 Years where he served in Detentions, Patrol, High Impact Community Policing Unit, SWAT, Field Training Officer, ATF Gun Interdiction Unit Task Force. Tommy then stepped away from Law Enforcement for several years and was self-employed as the Co-Owner Rocky Mountain Disposal in Colorado Springs. In 2008, he was employed as Deputy Highway Superintendent in Upstate NY. In 2012, Tommy was hired with the Fountain Police Department where he served as School Resource Officer, Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant as well as Lieutenant in charge of the Special Operations Division. In 2017, he graduated from of the FBI National Academy Session 269 and was also promoted to Deputy Chief at the Fountain Police Department.  

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Watch Programs

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a program that the Fountain Police Department has implemented throughout the city. This program is intended to make the citizens and visitors to our city feel safer and enhance the quality of life. This is truly a program that is successful as an anti-crime effort because participants work together as a community-neighbor looking out for their neighbor.

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What does a Neighborhood Watch do??

  1. Teaches citizens crime prevention techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home or in public.    
  2. Trains citizens on the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and how to report them.

  3. Teaches participants how to make their homes more secure and the importance of recording and identifying their property.

  4. Allows neighbors to get to know each other and their routines so that any out of ordinary activity can be reported and investigated.

  5. Creates a cohesive body of concerned citizens who become the eyes and ears of law enforcement, thus becoming actively involved in the reduction of crime in their community.

 

 A neighborhood watch group will usually consist of 10-12 houses, but each area is different and it is up to you and your neighbors to decide how many houses will be involved.

How do I start?

  1. Contact Lieutenant Matt Racine at the Fountain Police Department at (719) 382-4244 to find out if there is an established program where you live. If there is not, you will be provided with flyers and brochures explaining the neighborhood watch program.
  2. Take these flyers and brochures to your neighbors and ask them if they are interested in starting a neighborhood watch program. Ask them to read the material then follow-up later to get their responses. Once you have enough interested people that want a neighborhood watch program, find out when the majority of the people can attend a meeting. Contact Lt. Racine to make sure he can be present on the date and time that was selected by your group.
  3. Flyers indicating the date, time and contact person will be given out to those coordinating the first meeting so those flyers can be passed out to people planning to attend the neighborhood watch meeting.
  4. Once you have a neighborhood watch group established, neighborhood watch signs will be placed in your area and you will be given neighborhood watch stickers, have access to view crime prevention videos and given information on personal and home safety. If you would like to start a neighborhood watch program in your area or have any questions, contact Lieutenant Matt Racine at MRacine@Fountainpd.com or at the Fountain Police Department (719) 382-4244.

Established Neighborhood Watch Programs

C.C.H. Group(s), Crest Mobile Home Park, Country Crossings Group, Country Side, Daffodil Group, Hayloft Group, Lindamood Group,

Little Ranches Group, Medicine Bow Group, Santa Fe Group(s), Cross Creak Goup(s), Desert Circle, Cottonwood Estates, Apple Tree Loop,

Valley Ranch Point & Rd, Cross Creek, ADC, West Ancestra Dr., Lindamood, Royalty, Cottonwood Estates,

Crest Mobile Home, Crest Street, Riverside Mobile Home, Winsor Lane, Cumberland Green,High Gate,

Country Side North,Country Side Grove,Middle Bay Way, Country Side Crossing,


Business Watch Program

The Fountain Police Department Business Watch Program works with business community to reduce crime and the fear of crime. Business Watch fosters a spirit of cooperation among businesses, which helps to decrease crime. Such a program may attract more customers if they believe merchants are attempting to provide a safe shopping environment. However, it has to be a team effort.

If you are interested in a Business Watch Program Please call or Email Lieutenant Matt Racine at (719)382-4244 or MRacine@fountainpd.com

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