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Fort Morgan Police Department

901 E. Beaver Avenue
Fort Morgan, CO  80701

Dispatch Ph:
(970) 867-5678
Administration Ph:
(970) 542-3930
Administration Fx:
(970) 542-3946
Emergency: 9-1-1

Lobby Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Service Hours
24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week
Our Department consists of 28 sworn officers and 5 civilians who serve the community under the direction of the Chief of Police. We operate under a community policing and problem-solving philosophy, which keeps us focused on our community partnership responsibilities.

Our Purpose
To serve, protect, and enhance the quality of life through effective law enforcement practices.

Our Goals
Foster an environment that promotes equality, teamwork, positive communication, leadership, and accountability.

Develop relationships that facilitate trust and understanding between citizens and law enforcement.

Utilize effective practices to increase Department efficiency.

                                                    


2014 Citizen Police Academy
The 2014 Citizen Police Academy is set to begin on September 15.  Applications are being accepted.  Attendees must be at least 18 years old and have no felony convictions.  We will meet one night a week for a couple of hours.

Applications must be returned by September 8th.  Topics include:
    Police Procedures
    K-9
    Swat
    Facility Tours
    and more

you can find an application at the Fort Morgan Police Department or by downloading a copy HERE.

Telephone Scam Prevalent
In recent weeks, Fort Morgan Police have been contacted by numerous residents who were targeted for a scam.  The intended victims received telephone calls from people claiming to be debt collectors and asking the unsuspecting targets to send money, “or else”.

The ruse used by the scammers varies, sometimes it’s a credit card bill, other times it’s a utility bill, or maybe money owed to the IRS.  Whatever method used, the scammers threaten loss of services, someone showing up at their place of work, or being arrested.  Sometimes the caller tells the victim they have won a prize or lottery and owe money for fees or taxes.

It used to be common for scammers to have the intended victim wire the money for payment of a debt, but lately Police are hearing stories of people being asked to send money using a pre-paid money card.  One commonly used card is the “Green Dot Money Pak” cards sold at convenience stores and other places.

The benefit for criminals asking intended victims to use a pre-paid money card is they are able to drain the money from the card once they convince their victim to reveal the 14 digit code on the back of the card.  Unlike wiring money, scammers can steal the money without showing up at an office to claim the funds.

In most of these scams, the intended victim is instructed to buy a pre-paid money card, load the amount of the fine or other money owed onto the card and then provide the number on the back of the card to the thieves, who will transfer the funds from the card.  Once the victim reveals the code on the back of the card, the money is removed from the pre-paid account and is irretrievable. 

To avoid becoming a victim, residents should treat pre-paid money cards as you would treat cash.  Never give card number to someone you do not know.  Refuse any request that asks you to buy a pre-paid money card and then share the number or receipt information.

If you believe you are the victim of a scam, call your local police.  In Fort Morgan, Call 970-867-5678.

Drug Take Back September 27th
The next Drug Take Back event is scheduled for September 27, 2014.  The purpose of the Drug Take Back event is to allow residents to safely and properly dispose of prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Residents can dispose of unwanted or unused prescription or over-the-counter medications.  The Police Department is partnering with Colorado Plains Medical Center (1100 Lincoln Street).

We will be in the parking lot between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

At the last event we collected 133 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs.






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