Communications Bureau


The Wheat Ridge Police Department Communications Center is usually the first point of contact for citizens needing police, fire, or medical services through 9-1-1 or non-emergency telephone lines.

The Communications Center also processes calls for Code Enforcement and Animal Control within the City of Wheat Ridge.


Please adhere to the following guidelines when placing a 9-1-1 call:
  • Only call 9-1-1 for emergencies involving an immediate threat to persons or property
  • Please do not hang up until the 9-1-1 dispatcher answers your call as your telephone information will still enter the 9-1-1 system, even if you mistakenly call 9-1-1
  • Please be ready to give the dispatcher your location, telephone number, and information concerning your emergency so they can determine the best way to assist you
  • Please answer all questions asked and follow all instructions given by the dispatcher. Dispatchers are trained to assist you in any emergency

Communications Center Non-Emergency Number

Please utilize (303) 237-2220 for all non-emergency calls or questions regarding:
  • Police
  • Code Enforcement
  • Animal Control
Many reports can be taken over the phone by the Police Department's Telephone Reporting Unit. Our dispatch staff can direct citizens as needed and make referrals as necessary.