Update from the Firestone Mayor and Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees has been made aware of questions and concerns about our Police Department and its accreditation. As a Board of Trustees, we want to make sure our community has access to factual and reliable information.
First, we want to assure our residents that our Police Department maintains its CACP (Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police) accreditation. Second, the overall effort to update Firestone Police Department policies did not lead to the CACP accreditation being “voided.”
Based on the Police Department’s recommendation, in 2020, the Board of Trustees approved a contract to begin utilizing Lexipol as a source and guide for updating Department policies. Lexipol is a provider of policies and procedures that minimize risk and overall liability exposure. The need for updates took on a greater sense of urgency after the passage of Colorado Senate Bill 20-217. The law enforcement environment has changed, and keeping up with policy advancements is critical to providing outstanding public safety services.
The implementation of updated policies and procedures has not in any way jeopardized our CACP accreditation. Quite to the contrary, utilizing Lexipol is bringing Firestone PD in line with police agencies throughout Colorado; making sure our policies reflect the best and most up-to-date practices in law enforcement.