The Gunnison Police Department exists to maintain a high quality of life through prevention of crime, fair and equal treatment of all, and education in partnership with the citizens of Gunnison and its visitors.
Prevention * Education * Partnership
We aspire to promote a safe and crime free environment where families and visitors alike are free to live healthy, productive lives. We take pride in our ability to provide safety thru consistent, innovative and effective problem solving in a collaborative effort that gives reality to the historic tradition that "the police are the public and the public are the police."
The Gunnison Police Department was created by ordinance on June 15, 1884. Duties included keeping the peace, code enforcement, and security for residents. One person was in charge of these duties and was paid a meager pittance for his efforts. Since then, the department has gone through an evolutionary process to get to where it is today. Our duties are still the same, although expanded greatly. Our numbers have grown to 30 employees in an effort to provide the quality and quantity of service our residents have grown to expect.