The Town of Wellington contracts with the Larimer County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. The contract provides for one sergeant and five deputies to provide patrol services for the town with support from all other divisions of the Sheriff's Office. One deputy is assigned as the School Resource Officer at Wellington Middle School. When deputies assigned to the town are not on duty or need additional deputies to respond to calls for service, deputies respond from other districts in the north portion of the county.
Deputies assigned to Wellington focus on providing a community oriented police presence within the town. Deputies are responsible for traffic enforcement, criminal law enforcement and provide limited animal control duties when the Town's Code Enforcement Officer is unavailable. They enforce Wellington's Municipal Ordinances in addition to applicable county, state and federal laws.
Deputies in Wellington conduct their patrol duties using marked patrol cars, bicycles and foot patrols. Deputies assist the School Resource Officer in handling safety programs and criminal activity at the three schools located in Wellington in addition to attending school activities. Deputies assigned to Wellington along with Reserve Deputies, Explorer Scouts and Citizen Volunteers work with the schools, town staff, business owners, the Boys and Girls Club and other citizen groups to identify the needs of the community and respond to those needs. The Sheriff's Office participates in community activities including SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together), Relay for Life, the Wellington Middle School Eagle Fit Biathlon, the Rice/Eyestone 5K, the Christmas Parade, Independence Day activities, Harvest Day, the Town Easter Egg Hunt and the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days.
Deputies assigned to Wellington have an office located in Wellington Town Hall, 3735 Cleveland Avenue, where they are able to complete many of their administrative tasks without driving to the Sheriff's Office Administration Building in Fort Collins.
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For more information contact Sgt. Michael Rairdon at email@example.com.