FAQ

The Lamar Police Department is committed to provide the best customer service possible to the citizens of Lamar.  Below you will find several links to various other agencies which may assist you in gathering information on various topics such as Registered Sex Offenders, online accident reporting, Lamar Municipal Code as well as other important information you may want or need.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Lamar Police Department at (719) 336-4341.

 
How do I report non-emergencies?
You may report non-emergencies by calling the police department communications center at: (719) 336-3977
For general questions, please call the main switchboard at: (719) 336-4341

How do I file a police report?
The Lamar Police Department has jurisdiction over incidents that occur within the city limits only. If you need to report an incident that occurred outside the city limits, please call the Prowers County Sheriff's Office at (719) 336-3977, or the appropriate law enforcement agency for your area.

How do I obtain a copy of a report?
Most police reports are not available until three working days after the initial filing.  A written request for a report must be made in person at the police department records section between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  There is a fee of $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 for ever page after.  There is an additional fee when requesting archived reports.  The Lamar Police Department records section is located at  505 South Main Street.  You will be required to present personal identification when you appear and it will be helpful if you have the following information:

1.      Case Report Number
2.      Date, time, and location of incident
3.      Names, dates of birth, and any other information available about involved parties
4.      Name of the officer who made the initial report

For more information please contact the records section at (719) 336-4341.

How do I obtain information about registered sex offenders in my area?
A written request can be made in person at the police department records section 8:30AM - 4:00PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  You will be required to present personal identification when you appear and there is a fee. The Lamar Police Department records section is located at 505 South Main Street. You may also follow the link posted below the FAQ to view registered sex offenders who reside inside the city limits.  However, not all registered sex offenders can be viewed on the website and a written request must be made for those not listed on the website.
For more information please phone (719) 336-4341

How do I obtain arrest information on an individual?
A  written request must be made in person at the police department records section 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  The Lamar Police Department records section is located at 505 South Main Street.   You will be required to present personal identification when you appear.  There is a fee of $1.00 for the first page and $0.25 for every page after.  There is an additional charge for reports that are archived.  You will receive all records of “Official Action” which means any arrests/summons by the Lamar Police Department or the disposition for these arrests/summons. You will not receive information from any other agency, or juvenile information.

For more information please contact the records section at (719) 336-4341.

Requests for statewide searches must be made through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.  You may contact them at (303) 239-4208 .

How do I obtain Colorado driver's license information on an individual?
The Lamar Police Department does not release driver's license information.  Please contact the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles for their policy/procedure on driver's license records.  In Lamar the Driver's License Bureau is located at the Village Shopping Center.

Where do I pay my ticket?
You will need to read your citation carefully to determine if you may simply pay your ticket, or if a court appearance is required.  You will also need to find out if you have been charged with a municipal violation or a state violation.  Officers of the Lamar Police Department are authorized to cite citizens for either type of charge depending on the circumstances.

If you have been charged with a municipal violation, you will need to pay your ticket at the City Clerks Office located at 505 South Main Street.  If you have been charged with a state violation, you will either need to pay the fine indicated on the front of the summons, or if the ticket indicates “summons only” you will have to appear in  court at the Prowers County Courthouse 301 South main Street.
 
How do I make a complaint about an officer or about a specific incident?
Complaints from citizens alleging misconduct of department employees can be initiated through contact with supervisory personnel or a sergeant by calling (719) 336-3977 and asking for the appropriate personnel. 

How do I commend a Lamar Police Officer for a job well-done?
Commendations and feedback from the public are very much welcome at the Lamar Police Department.  You may notify an officers immediate supervisor by calling (719) 336-3977, or you may write or call the Chief of Police.

Chief of Police Kyle Miller
Lamar Police Department
505 South Main Street
Lamar CO 81052
(719) 336-4341

Informational Links

To view the Lamar Municipal Code (LMC), please click here

Need to report a traffic accident online?  Please follow this link.

ID Theft Affidavits can be found here.
 
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Cold Case Database.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation – providing identity theft prevention tips.