This unit is comprised of two full-time animal control officers who are responsible for animal licensing, animals at large, dangerous animals, returning lost animals to their owners, barking dogs, investigating dog bites and animal cruelty.
Learn more about this unit:Animal licensing
Animal license application (PDF)
Report a barking dog nuisance
Community Partnership Unit (CPU)
Art Around the Rock
This project is a great tool assisting in the prevention of graffiti within the Town. Many of these murals can be found along the East Plum Creek Trail. The idea is part law enforcement science and part creativity. Police officers, planners, architects, and the community work together to prevent crime at the start of a project. By creating something that positively impacts human behavior - such as painting murals on bridges - crime can be deterred.
How to participate: Ideas for mural artwork go through an approval process. The program not only needs artists but also supplies and volunteers. Individuals or groups interested in helping with Art Around the Rock may contact Officer Morrissey, 303-663-6159, or by email.
Community Safety Volunteers (CSV)
The Community Safety Volunteer program is community policing in its most basic form. It is a structured way for residents to participate in helping provide for the safety and security of their own community. Volunteers support the major activities of the Police Department, such as patrol, traffic and community policing, and activities where their unique expertise and / or life experience will be of benefit.
The program has three broad goals:
- Community relations
- Neighborhood patrol
- Officer support and assistance
Officers in Schools
The department provides three full-time school resource officer (SRO) dedicated to Castle View High School, Castle Rock Middle School, and Mesa Middle School.
The School Marshal program is a partnership between the police departments of Douglas County, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, and the Douglas County School District. This program provides two school marshal officers (SMO) for our elementary and charter schools.
The Town holds special events throughout the year. The Special Operations Division works with other personnel and is responsible for staffing the appropriate police personnel for all events - Town sponsored as well as outside vendors. More information may be found under the Town’s Community Relations’ webpage. Castle Rock events may also be found on the Castle Rock Events button within this website.
Castle Rock promotes traffic safety by requiring a number of specifically trained officers to be dedicated in collision investigation, enforcement of state and municipal traffic laws, speed enforcement, and drunken driving recognition.
The Traffic Unit operates under the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) model, which integrates location-based crime and traffic data to establish effective methods for deploying law enforcement and other resources. Using geo-mapping to identify areas having high incidences of crime and crashes, DDACTS directs traffic enforcement strategies that play a dual role in fighting crime and reducing crashes and traffic violations.