Initial reporting of concerns
When you first encounter a problem in the community, whether it's an unattended campfire, an aggressive person, or something else your first priority is to assess your own safety and then the communities safety. If the problem you encounter is immediately threatening your safety or the communities safety you should immediately call 911. If on the other hand, you encounter something like a pile of trash or someone camping in an area they're not supposed to then you should use the nonemergency number for Boulder County or Gilpin County which is found below. This nonemergency number goes directly to dispatch, they can then Route your call to the appropriate authorities.
To report an issue, the only two numbers that should ever be called are:
- 911 for emergencies that threaten life or property
- The non-emergency dispatch number for when there is not an immediate threat. (When you call other numbers such as the business line for the Nederland police department it makes it very difficult to track your call and routed to the appropriate person, and in some cases, phone lines are not manned or checked regularly.)
- Boulder County Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303-441-4444
- Gilpin County Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303-582-5511 303.582.5500
How we use your information
When you file a report with us via our online tool or our future app we consolidate and file those reports with a variety of agencies. All of the agencies we work with have open records policies. What this means for you as a reporter is; your report may be subject to a FOIA request, or may fall under an open records act through either the state or other municipality. When filing a report you have the choice to to file anonymously. We do require location information for statistic purposes. You also have the choice to request that the location of the incident or problem be redacted from member AND public viewing. What this means is that if you're having a problem on private property or you don't wish to broadcast the location of a popular campsite or where you live, you have that option. We do not accept reports where the individual reporting does not wish for us to share that information with public agencies.
We respectfully request as we move forward that you only submit reports via our new online reporting tool which is visible once you log in. If you would like to have a discussion with one of the board members or admins who run this site, please use firstname.lastname@example.org
After reporting to the appropriate office, we ask that you come here to our website and please fill out a report. These reports help us collect a database of crime in other issues in our community. This database is then shared with the multitude of agencies that historically have not had access to statistics about where problems are. It is also shared across different departments and agencies such as the US forest service. This data will help them refine areas that need more attention and areas that need less. In the future, it will also help us to determine where to patrol.
These reports help us demonstrate the extent of the problem in discussions with agencies. So … DOCUMENT!
A weekly summary is compiled from your individual reports and forwarded (by request of the agencies involved) to the following law enforcement and government agencies with which we have forged working relationships:
Boulder County Sheriff
Gilpin County Sheriff
USFS Law Enforcement Officer