Scam Alert - Fraudulent Phone Calls
As colder weather sets in and holidays approach, the Frederick Police Department sees an uptick in scamming and fraudulent phone calls. Please, be aware, scammers are trying to get you to provide them with your personal information and fraudulent payments.
Legitimate companies will not generally call you and ask you for personal information like credit card, social security, bank account or gift card numbers. Most companies will usually reach out to you by mail.
Also, be aware of another type of scam where you receive a telephone call from a Law Enforcement Agency telling you a relative has been or is being arrested, and they need you to pay to avoid the arrest. Law enforcement agencies will not call and request payments.
If you do receive any of these calls, DO NOT give out your personal information or provide any payments. You can call Weld County Non-Emergency Dispatch at (720) 652-4222 and request contact by a Frederick Police Officer if you feel targeted in any scheme/scam.
Coffee with a Cop Day
Catch up with our Chief of Police, Todd Norris, at National Coffee with a Cop day on Wednesday, October 7. Join us at the Back 9 Restaurant at Bella Rosa Golf Course (5830 Bella Rosa Pkwy.) anytime between 6 am to 8 am. Bridge the gap between the community and the law and then stay for a delicious breakfast.
Special Olympics Torch Run
On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 the Frederick Police Department participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run. The Frederick Police Department has participated in this program for the last 10 years to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement.
Officer of the Year - Detective Matthew James
"In recognition for his valuable contributions to the Frederick Police Department, I am honored to award Detective Matthew James with the 2019 Officer of the Year. Matt has gone above and beyond what is asked of our employees and is an exemplary officer for our agency. Matt was assigned to investigations in 2018. Matt served with Detective Baumhover for only a short period of time before Baumhover had to take an unexpected leave of absence. This left Matt with a large case load to handle on his own in 2019. Despite this huge challenge, Matt stepped up and began working diligently without hesitation and pushed forward to solve cases. In addition to working 32 cases, Matt did an outstanding job involving a home invasion of two separate residences. Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of property was stolen. After weeks of hard work, with the assistance of other officers, a suspect was arrested. This is only one of many examples that illustrates why Detective James is a valuable asset to our agency. On the behalf of the Frederick Police Department, I’m proud to recognize Detective Matt James as the 2019 officer of the year. Outstanding job Matt!" - Chief Todd Norris