Police Programs

 The Salida Police Department offers the following programs to the public:

 YOUTH FINGERPRINTING (Provided in the schools)


  • The Salida Police Department recommends parents keep a personal file containing personal identification information relating to their child.
  • Information needs to be updated yearly; height, weight, current photograph
  • New students Kindergarten through Fourth Grade
  • Parental permission must be obtained prior to fingerprinting
  • Officer goes to each school.
  • Make up day in December for those students that missed
  • Salida Police Department DOES NOT hold any information or fingerprints that are given.
  • Fingerprint card and instructions for obtaining DNA samples will be given to the student to take home.


HALLOWEEN SAFETY (Provided in the schools)


  • Last week of October
  • Officer scheduled to present Halloween Safety Program on:
    • Costumes
    • Candy
    • Walking
    • Being seen
    • Halloween Safety Bags are provided by local businesses.
      • Sponsorship Available                                      2010
      • First Colorado Land Office and Agents             2009
      • Pinon Real Estate Development/DSI Construction         2008
      • United Country Primeir Brokers                        2007
      • Wes Hill’s Century 21 Real Estate                    2006




  • Fourth Grade students
  • Half from Buena Vista
  • Half from Salida
  • Children are chosen by recommendation from teachers,
  • Based on need and/or character
  • Students are given $100 each to purchase gifts for their family.
  • A success due to local business donations:
    • Sponsorship Available                                                  2010
    • Faternal Order of Police                                               2009