|April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month|
Distracted driving is one of the biggest threats to safety on Colorado’s roads, causing over 15,000 crashes each year in the state. That is an average of 42 crashes every day. In response, the Frederick Police Department is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in joining a nationwide effort in April during Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
According to data from CDOT, crashes involving distracted drivers have been on the rise, increasing from 13,332 in 2012 to 15,143 in 2019. Of those crashes in 2019, 4,361 people were injured and 39 people lost their lives. Despite the rising occurrence of crashes, a 2020 survey of Colorado drivers shows that 92% admitted to driving distracted weekly, an increase from the 90% who reported driving distracted in 2019.
|Fireworks safety is a priority for the Town of Frederick, and while legal fireworks are still allowed in Frederick, Colorado has a state-wide ban on fireworks that explode or leave the ground, except for using pre-approved public displays. In general, fireworks that do not leave the ground are permitted. Illegal fireworks are defined by the State of Colorado as:|
View the Fireworks Safety flyer here to see what is legal and what is illegal.To report what you believe are illegal fireworks or legal fireworks that occur after 10 PM per the Town noise ordinance, please call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 720.652.4222.
|The Town of Frederick is monitoring reliable sources regarding the Coronavirus. We will continue to share information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Weld County Health Department as it relates to our residents and businesses. If you have questions about the virus and seeking medical advice, please contact a health professional.|
Getting ready for a widespread disease is largely about preparing for possible shortages. Here are some things you can do:
• Try to get an extra months’ worth of prescription medications, if possible, in case there are supply chain disruptions.
• Slowly start to stock up on enough non-perishable food to last your household through two weeks of staying at home if there is a wave of transmission in the community.
• Think about how you will continue to work if your child’s school is closed.
• Understand that large gatherings you plan to attend may be cancelled.
• Think through how you will take care of sick family members while trying not to get infected.
• Make plans for childcare if you become sick, or when your child is sick.
• Start practicing not touching your face now. This can greatly reduce the frequency of potential spread. (You can even try a buddy system, where you and a friend remind each other when someone scratches their eyelid or rubs their nose.)
• Replace handshakes with elbow-bumps.
• Start building healthy habits like pushing elevator buttons with a knuckle instead of a fingertip.
• Avoid sharing e-cigarettes, drinks, etc.
• Increase regular cleaning of commonly touched surfaces (e.g. doorknobs, faucet handles, toilet handles etc.).
And of course, continue to practice everyday wellness step
• Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
• Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
• Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
• Stay home if you are sick.
• Get an annual flu vaccine if you have not had one.
Learn more about the COVID-19 at:
• Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish
This is a time for all communities, families, and individuals to focus on preparing. We must work together to protect those in our community who are most at risk of severe disease, particularly the elderly and people with underlying health conditions.
Thank you for helping to keep yourself and our community healthy and well!
There are many ways to protect your Frederick Business from burglars. From doors and windows to hiding places and employee theft, these Burglary Prevention Tips for Businesses help to reduce crime risk. For more information about preventing burglary, contact the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700.
Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It’s easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
Learn about reporting suspicious activity to the police.
The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement, news stations, transportation agencies and the wireless industry. This program sends out an urgent message in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly communicate with the whole community at once. This way, they can assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers is based on the idea that "someone other than the criminal has information that can solve the crime". Crime Stoppers allows people who provide information about crimes to remain anonymous. They also pay rewards when the information supplied leads to an arrest. Submit a Tip Online.
The police department encourages Emergency Preparedness. The community of Frederick should be prepared for large scale disasters. This could include tornadoes, aircraft crashes, explosions, hazardous material accidents, and other incidents. Ready Colorado and the Weld County Office of Emergency Management are two great places to start.
ICE and HSI Victim Notification Program is provided in cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security.