Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,000 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western State Colorado University students numbering an additional 2500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Although small, Gunnison prides itself on its diverse makeup. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community. The Gunnison Police Department prides itself on its partnerships and being responsive to all the diverse needs of the Gunnison and WSCU communities.