The Sheridan Police Department Patrol Division is the largest division within the department. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.
Patrol work can be unpredictable and hazardous at times, but there are many rewards for the officers who work patrol. Patrol officers have many functions within the community and pride themselves on their professionalism, dedication, teamwork, excellent customer service skills, and community partnerships.
The Sheridan Police Department is a community-oriented department that strives to enhance both partnerships with the community and our problem-solving capacity. We subscribe to this philosophy because it allows us to prevent, solve, and reduce crime while enhancing the quality of life in Sheridan.
The Patrol Division includes:
Purpose & Function
Be a safe driver and always wear your seat belt - its the law!
The Traffic Enforcement Unit exists to help reduce the number and severity of traffic accidents and ensure the safety of the general public.
Traffic officers attempt to reduce the number of accidents and increase public safety through a comprehensive approach involving public education, enforcement action, and accident investigation. The unit's goal is to increase the safety of the streets and roadways within the City of Sheridan.
Traffic officers work on identifying dangerous drivers and high-accident locations through selective traffic enforcement. Selective traffic enforcement is when officers work a certain area in order to reduce the number of accidents or reduce the number of traffic violators.
The Sheridan Police Department believes that a prompt response prevents property damage and/or injuries. The Traffic Enforcement Unit will respond to all accidents that are reported to the Communications Center. To report an accident, please call 9-1-1 or 303-762-2211.
Filing Accident Reports
Drivers involved in minor non-injury accidents can file an accident report on the State of Colorado website.