The Cherry Hills Police Department has numerous specialized units designed to target specific crime related activities. The Department prides itself on utilizing a proactive approach in an effort to reduce crime within the city. Our specialized units provide targeted responses to significant policing concerns through the use of specialized training and resources. Specialized units within the agency include Criminal Investigations, Traffic Operations, Motorcycle Unit, and Bicycle Patrol.
Criminal Investigations Unit
Detective Lynes provides investigative services and direct support to the uniformed officers. Our Police Technician, Leslie Burton, maintains the Property-Evidence Facility, processes crime scenes, and is our Public Information Officer.
Traffic / Motorcycle Unit
We have four officers who, in addition to their other duties, work motorcycle traffic enforcement at selected areas within the Village. They also provide escort duties and dignitary protection whenever those needs arise.
The objective of the Traffic Hotline
is to serve as a convenient avenue for citizens to report non-emergency
traffic concerns and make requests for traffic services from the Police Department. These requests and/or reports can be anonymous in nature or citizens can provide complete contact information to us.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, annually nearly 2 million crashes occur in intersections nationwide. In 2005, red light running resulted in 800 fatalities and over 165,000 injuries. It is believed that an automated red light camera program will reduce the number of red light collisions and injuries associated with such crashes. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in the City. The goal of the program is to reduce red light running violations, red light crashes, and red light injury crashes without impacting city funds.
Officers will patrol portions of the Village during the year on bicycles. This is particularly effective along the Highline Canal pedestrian trail.
South Metro Drug Task Force
Detective Gerson is assigned to the South Metro Drug Task Force, which investigates complaints of illicit drug trafficking in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Elbert Counties.
Highlands Ranch Training Facility
This is a jointly shared training and range facility located in Douglas County where police officers routinely train and qualify with firearms. Class rooms are available for lectures and a driving track is in the planning process for completion in the near future.
Metro Training Region
We are an active participant in the Metro Region Training Committee. This group establishes training guidelines and priorities for the expenditure of POST designated training monies in the Metro Area.
Critical Incident Investigation Team
Our investigators are members of the 18th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Investigations Team. This unit investigates all officer involved shootings and fatal incidents involving the use of force by an officer.