Safest City in Colorado
The Town of Frederick takes the top spot as the safest city in Colorado, with zero violent crime incidents reported all year and only one property crime incident per 1,000 residents. SafeWise analysts looked at the number of violent crimes reported in the 2019 FBI Unified Crime Report to identify cities with the best safety records.
"Frederick is a safe community where people can live, work and thrive on what matters. Being neighborly and kind is the Frederick way, and leading by example are our men and women in blue. Our police officers proactively assist our residents and businesses through education, advice, and community involvement," said Mayor Tracie Crites. "We are who we practice being. We focus on Family-values, Respect, Empowerment, and Dedication every day in Frederick. These values combined with our people-first culture is why we are the #1 Safest City in Colorado."
The report from SafeWise notes Colorado residents reported a lower overall concern about their safety compared to the rest of the country. Package theft remained the most significant concern for the Centennial State, with 49% of Coloradans worrying about porch pirates.
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FPD 2020 Employee of the Year
On Wednesday, March 17, the Frederick Police Department announced their 2020 Employee of the Year as Patricia Cochran, Police Secretary. Pat has worked for the Town as the part-time Police Secretary since August of 2015. Her duties include customer service and processing case reports, but really, she is the go-to person for all requests. The Frederick Police Department has 28 employees who voted unanimously to honor Pat with the annual award. “Pat deserves this award for her dedication, teamwork, and unwavering service to the entire team,” said Chief Todd Norris. “She is the backbone of our Police Department and always willing to go above and beyond her assigned duties.” Pictured right, Chief Norris (left) and Police Records Supervisor, Amanda Purcell (right), present Pat (middle) with a plaque commemorating this prestigious award.