Safe Summer Kickoff
Each year, the public safety agencies from around the county gather at the Silverthorne Elementary School with all their toys to interact with citizens and share what they do. The Silverthorne Police Department sponsors a free barbecue and promotes different safety events for the day, including a bicycle rodeo.
The police department holds monthly classes in TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures). Classes are $15 for each person which covers the cost of the required textbook. If a business has at least five employees that need training, a special class may be held for that business. All employees in Silverthorne that serve or sell alcohol are required to complete alcohol awareness training as a condition of the business liquor license.
This is a Christmas program to distribute gifts to deserving children in the area. Christmas ornaments in the shape of angels with children's gender and age are hung on trees placed throughout the Town. Anyone can choose an ornament, purchase a present for the child, and return the presents to the police department, unwrapped, to be distributed during Christmas week.
The police department has a program in cooperation with Summit High School for students that are interested in a law enforcement career. Students can apply as an intern with the Silverthorne police department. The internship generally last for one semester and the student earns credit hours towards their graduation. Tasks assigned to the intern vary and are geared toward providing the student with information about the criminal justice system, mixed with a limited amount of "hands on" public contact.
The Silverthorne Police Department encourages civilians to ride with officers for a limited time during their work shift. This allows the civilian to see what an officer does on a day-to-day basis and also allows potential applicants or future officers to get a feel for what police work entails.
Fingerprints are offered at the Summit County Justice Center at 501 North Park Avenue in Breckenridge. No walk-ins will be accepted. Payment is due at time of service (no cash accepted). Please make an appointment at the following website: https://uenroll.identogo.com/ Customer service: 1-855-845-7434.
The Victim Assistance Program provides a support system for victims of criminal or traumatic incidents. Following is the summary of rights guaranteed victims by the State of Colorado's Victim Rights Act:
- To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity, and to be free from intimidation, harassment, or abuse.
- To be informed about what steps can be taken for protection from future intimidation and harm. Be kept informed of various phases of their case, including investigation, filing of charges, prosecution, trial, and sentencing.
- To be present and provide information and input, written or in person, regarding decisions in plea-bargaining, sentencing, and parole release.
- To be informed about their eligibility for crime victim compensation as well as assistance in completing application forms in a timely manner.
- Employer intercession
DARE / School Resource Officer
The Silverthorne Police Department has established a DARE Program (Drug and Alcohol Education) within the Silverthorne Elementary School. The program is a collaborative effort, in which officers educate students to recognize and resist the many direct and subtle pressures that influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco products, inhalants, or other drugs, or to engage in violent behavior.
The goal of the Silverthorne Police Department is to educate community members on the effects of alcohol and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers and alcohol related incidents within the town. The departments, along with other Summit County law enforcement agencies, local business owners, and the Summit Prevention Alliance, have formed a Drunk Driving Prevention Committee. This committee looks for ways to reduce drunk driving and to provide late night transportation services for those residents and guests of Summit County who have consumed alcohol.
The Silverthorne Police Department incorporates bicycle patrol in order to enhance its ability to provide law enforcement services to the community. Officers performing bicycle patrol will be assigned a regular patrol district or to special enforcement activities such as: Factory Outlet Stores, Skate Park, trails and park patrols, targeted crime areas, safety education in schools, and special traffic enforcement projects.