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Presently Rangely PD has a full-time staff of 6 sworn Officers and 6 civilians. The Department is lead by Chief Vincent Wilczek who handles most all of the administrative and some operational duties for the Department. Civilian personnel are assigned to dispatch, records/clerical, and other administrative duties as deemed necessary by the Chief. All sworn personnel are assigned primarily to patrol though certain Officers possess special skills and/or instructor positions such as Firearms and less-lethal equipment and related training.
In October, 2004 the Rangely Police Department received CACP Accreditation and the Chief, at the time, Flint Chambers was commended on his hard work, dedication, and perseverance to completing the accreditation project considering the limited staffing and resources at his disposal and the job of upgrading technology and equipment bringing the Department up to comparable standards with larger agencies. Assigned assessors of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) reviewed a list of questions and requested clarification of specific Department’s Policy and Procedure, Reviewed and inspected the Records section, Dispatch (Control Room), evidence storage, report writing office, holding cell, marked patrol vehicle(s) and the off-site animal shelter.
The Rangely Police Department met 97 mandatory official standards, and elected to comply with 3 optional standards addressing public safety, law enforcement and criminal justice procedures for police and sheriffs agencies which resulted in receiving the accreditation. Rick Dyer - Professional Standards Administrator, based out of Grand Junction Police Department and the CACP Assessor stated in the final report to the Colorado Association of Chiefs' of Police "Chief Chambers and his personnel truly epitomized the “community policing” concept by virtue of the staffing of the department and the community it serves.
In 2006 after Chief Wilczek was selected to continue leading the department as Chief of Police. The RPD continues its commitment to the concept of Community Policing, which promotes a proactive stance to ensure our community remains an excellent place to raise our children. By providing law-related education to students, we equip them with the ability to make responsible, informed decisions. By providing an officer for students to contact if they have questions or need help, we promote a positive relationship between teens and law enforcement.
Other Police Department Services
Rangely Victim ServicesWhen there is a victim of a crime against a person, the victim will fall under the Victim Rights Amendment. If the Police offer to contact an advocate and the victim refuses, the police officer still has the responsibility under legislation to provide the victim with certain information. This includes information on how to contact Social Services, Mental Health, if they need medical attention or brochures relative to the victim's situation.