City of Manitou Springs
The Manitou Springs Police Department typically gets some 3,000 call-outs a year. Most involve routine matters, such as citizen assists and complaints, but others may involve assaults, homicides, and illegal drug labs. The MSPD is a community-oriented policing agency that practices a proactive form of law enforcement, believing that preventing crime is a top priority.
The MSPD, comprising a chief, a lieutenant, and 13 officers, serves 5,200 residents in a 3-square-mile area. But Manitou's population almost triples during the tourist season, which runs from late spring to early fall.
The Manitou Springs Communications Center is responsible for dispatching not only the City's own Police, Fire, and Medical calls but also the Fire and Medical calls of two neighboring communities, Cascade and Green Mountain Falls. Calls are received via enhanced 911 phone lines, PD administrative phone lines, and from people who simply walk into the PD lobby at City Hall to report an incident.
- Online Crash Reporting Instructions (pdf)
- Living with Wildlife in Lion Country (pdf)
Bears become a common problem here during our summer months. You can minimize 'bear events' by keeping trash contained and put out only on trash days. If you do see a bear, keep your pets and children inside and don't approach it. Police will respond on bear calls if there aren't other calls pending.
Registered Sexual Offenders list
To learn the names and addresses of Registered Sexual Offenders in our area, simply ask for a copy of the list, in person, at the Manitou Springs Police Department. The list is public information and is yours free.
- Dec 10, 2013 City Council Worksession
- Dec 11, 2013 Metropolitan District
- Dec 17, 2013 City Council Meeting
- Jan 21, 2014 City Council Meeting
- Feb 18, 2014 City Council Meeting