Police Department

Established in 1876, the Trinidad Police Department currently employs 26 sworn officers. Our officers respond to approximately 18,000 calls for service each year including all crime, civil issues, animal control and code enforcement.

Mission Statement

The Trinidad Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Trinidad by providing for the safety and security of its citizens while upholding constitutional safeguards.

Trinidad Police Department staff

Contact Us

To report an issue or concern that is NOT an emergency:

  • click here to send an email
  • call the non-emergency number - 719-846-4441
  • call the administration office - 719-846-2993
  • visit us at 160 E. First Street. Map to Police Department

To contact a specific member of the department, call our administration office at 719-846-2993.

News and Information

Link to Crimewatch page 


We are proud to be part of CRIMEWATCH. On our CRIMEWATCH page you can:

  • Request an extra patrol for your home or business.
  • Register your alarm
  • Register your security cameras
  • Request a police report

You can also subscribe to CRIMEWATCH for up-to-date news and information and download the CRIMEWATCH app to your phone.


You can send us tips anonymously.

  • Call our tip line at 719-845-TIPS (719-845-8477)
  • Use our online form to send an anonymous tip.


The Trinidad Police Department releases information in accordance with the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA). As such, not all records may be available for release or may have personally identifiable information redacted (blacked out) prior to release. 

Personally identifiable information is defined in C.R.S. 24-72-302(2) and C.R.S. 24-72-204(VII) as the name, place and date of birth, last known address, social security number, occupation and address of employment, physical description, photograph, handwritten signature, sex, fingerprints, and any known aliases of any person.

Use our online form to request a police report.


The Trinidad Police Department does not do civilian fingerprinting. The State of Colorado has partnered with two private companies to complete fingerprinting. Visit one of their websites to schedule an appointment.