City of Manitou Springs
Police Department
606 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Business: (719) 685-5407
Dispatch: 719-390-5555
Emergency: 911

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 of a Chief, an Administrative Sergeant, 2 Patrol Sergeants, 13 Sworn Officers and 2 Civilians, 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 Mission of the Manitou Springs Police Department is to build and maintain a sense of safety and a high quality of life through exemplary customer service.


The Manitou Springs Police Department envisions itself as a professional, well trained department guided by our values to make the City of Manitou Springs a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit.



We uphold the public’s trust and maintain the highest standards of ethical and moral character.


We endeavor to always be truthful, sincere and fair.


We treat everyone with appropriate courtesy, value, and dignity.


We strive to be helpful, to be thorough, and to excel in our duties.

Useful Information

If you would like to file a complaint, please fill out an Officer Complaint Form and submit it to the Police Department.

- Officer Complaint Form

Bear Smart Manitou Springs
This is a citizen formed task force striving for the safe and respectful coexistance of people and bears. Please follow this link to learn more about the Bear Smart Manitou Springs Task Force.

Community Crime Map

Please click here to view a Community Crime Map provided by LexisNexis.


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