Colorado Springs Police Department
The Colorado Springs Police Department welcomes civic and student groups for tours of our facilities. The facilities available for public tours are:
Police Operations Center (Downtown- 705 S. Nevada Ave.)
Gold Hill Patrol Division (Southwest- 955 W. Moreno Ave.)
Sand Creek Patrol Division (Southeast- 4125 Center Park Dr.)
Falcon Patrol Division (Northwest- 7850 Goddard St.)
Stetson Hills Patrol Division (Northwest- 4110 Tutt Blvd.)
What You May See On A Tour
Our tours are primairly given by a cadre of specially trained volunteers. Tours include showing some of the specialized equipment worn by officers, a police cruiser (may not be availabe at the Police Operations Center), the holding cell area (if not occupied), the briefing room (patrol divisions only), detectives area (patrol divisions only) and general working areas (patrol division only). Tours do not include the crime lab or evidnce areas. Please note that the Police Operations Center is not a patrol division, so it is unlikely the tour will include interaction with a uniformed officer or a police cruiser. Tours of the Police Operations Center may include the Communications Center (Dispatch).
Tours are offered for educational purposes with the goal of educating the public about police operations. We ask that tour groups be limited to 12 people, plus adult supervision for groups with children. Police stations are a dynamic work environment and tours may need to be cancelled or posponed and some areas may be ommitted from the tour due to manpower or situational circumstances. Because police stations are a work environment, tours will be terminated if groups are disruptive.
Booking a Tour
All tours must be book a minimum of two weeks in advance; however, more notice is appreciated. To book a tour, decide which facility best meets the needs of your organization and then call the tour number, 444-7622. At the end of the outgoing message you will be prompted to select the division you would like to tour by pressing the corresponding number on your phone. When prompted, please leave a message for that division to include your name, your contact information, the organization you represent, the date and time you would like to schedule the tour for, the number of people who will be attending the tour and how many children under the age of 18 will be attending the tour. You will be contacted by one of our tour volunteers to arrange a tour within a week of your call.