Chief's Message

Chief Kufeld

Welcome from Chief Wes Kufeld

Thank you for visiting the Estes Park Police Department's website. I invite you to take a moment to explore our website and see for yourself what our Department has to offer community members and visitors of Estes Park. 

Our Department is comprised of individuals dedicated to providing excellence in police services. We strive to deliver these services with care and consideration. We are committed to providing law enforcement services that foster a culture of inclusion and promote equity in our community. 

These values are practiced within our Department as well. Through regulatory self-checks, we examine our operations and look for ways we can improve. At Estes Park Police Department, we are accountable to each other and our community. 

We are proud of our community and our Police Department. We endeavor to enhance the quality of life for all who reside in and visit Estes Park, and work to provide a safe place that is welcoming of all.

Our commitment to serve and protect through community-centered policing and partnerships help make Estes Park a better place. We welcome your thoughts on how we can continue to support our community.   

Below are a series of columns written by Chief Kufeld about the Estes Park community:
Date Title
Sept. 27, 2018 Are you doing your part to keep bears wild?
April 9, 2018 National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
June 13, 2017 The importance of high-speed communications
Sept. 29, 2016 Are you sharing the road?
Dec. 11, 2015 Tips for a safe and happy holiday
Oct. 6, 2015 Are you protecting your valuables?
Sept. 8, 2015 Keep Estes Park safe
Aug. 11, 2015 The comical side of law enforcement
July 7, 2015 A day in the life of a Police Officer
June 12, 2015 1A Sales Tax Allows Emergency Response Capabilities
May 12, 2015 Community Service Officers
April 7, 2015 Sharing the Road
March 10, 2015 Restorative Community Mediation
Feb. 13, 2015 Home Security
Jan. 9, 2015 Keeping up with changing times
Dec.12, 2014 Community Policing
Nov. 14, 2014 Stop Road Rage
Oct. 10, 2014 Identity Theft and Bears



Contact Chief Kufeld at 970-577-3825 or,

For information on joining our outstanding team of employees, please visit our Employment Page, visit the Police Department or contact Peni Barnes at 970-577-3823 or to receive an application.