Community Service Officers
Every summer season, Estes Park sees a dramatic increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. To assist Patrol and ensure pedestrian safety and traffic flow, the Estes Park Police Department employs seasonal Community Service Officers (CSOs).
What do they do?
CSOs serve as ambassadors in the downtown corridor. They perform a variety of duties, including parking enforcement, traffic flow, traffic safety, animal control, lost and found property, special events and parades. CSOs primarily patrol on foot in the downtown corridor where the highest pedestrian and vehicle traffic occur. CSOs focus on the Elkhorn Avenue intersections to keep pedestrians out of intersections between walk cycles and cars out of intersections during walk cycles. During times of extremely heavy traffic, CSOs direct traffic to ease congestion. In addition, CSOs are deployed throughout Estes Park during special events and large incidents. CSOs are supervised by Master Police Officer Curt Plassmeyer.
Helping to Meet Public Safety Needs
Police Chief Wes Kufeld, who once served as a CSO himself, believes in the importance of this program. He stated, "We strive to provide a safe environment for all who enjoy Estes Park. Our CSOs are a great addition and they are ready to assist with public safety needs in our downtown area." Learn more about CSOs, in the Estes Park community through Chief Kufeld's article on the history of CSOs.
Interested in Becoming a CSO?
Contact Officer Plassmeyer at email@example.com or visit the Estes Park Police Department's Employment page for additional information. For application materials, visit the Town's Current Job Opening page.