Chief of Police

Brian Phillips



On behalf of the members of the Johnstown Police Department, welcome to our website. It is an honor and privilege to serve with the dedicated professionals of the Johnstown Police Department. These fine men and women are the people who make this an exceptional organization and one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in Weld County and all of the State of Colorado. I believe the success and strength of our police department comes from the community we serve. By working in collaboration with Town Leadership and the Community, we strive to keep our city, schools and neighborhoods safe through the concept of developing partnerships in public safety. This philosophy enhances our commitment to community policing by fully engaging the Leadership implemented by the Town, the Police Department, the Business Community and the Public as partners in public safety.



Building upon the past successes of Community Policing, the Johnstown Police Department incorporates a problem-solving philosophy that is supported by Intelligence-led principles. Through directed patrols and proactive enforcement, our staff works hard to prevent crime. Technological advances include the recent implementation of a COMPSTAT crime analysis program that affords officers the ability to prevent crime through identification of criminal activity and the tracking of crime trends through real-time analysis. Our supervisors deploy appropriate resources that deal with the crime and quality of life issues coinciding with HOT SPOT POLICING.  Managing a modern municipal law enforcement agency in this in age requires the ability to stay connected locally and globally twenty four hours a day while being responsive to employee and community concerns.


The men and women of the Johnstown Police Department are dedicated to their profession. Our police officers work tirelessly to ensure our community is safe and secure. This is a dangerous yet challenging call to service, and we have the finest police officers in the country. Our civilian staff provides support to operations and administration and certainly we could not function as efficiently without their devotion and enthusiasm. Accountability at all levels of the organization is the foundation of the success of law enforcement and is a cornerstone of our agency.


 We have accomplished much, but there are challenges ahead. Fiscal responsibility is vital in the current economic climate. Through the careful management of our department budget we will meet that challenge. Grant funding, efficient operations, and community partnerships are Department strengths that will allow us to succeed in our fight against crime while providing the highest standard of public service. With the ongoing involvement of citizens as partners in public safety and with the strong support of Town Council and Town leadership, our goal is to keep the Town of Johnstown a safe and secure community. I welcome your ideas, suggestions, or comments.  The Johnstown Police department will continue our journey in our PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE by identifying the best practices in law enforcement in 20th century municipal policing.



Brian D. Phillips

Chief of Police

Johnstown Police Department



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