955 West Moreno Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Lobby Open 24 Hours
Population Served: About 94,357
Square Miles: 43.96
Street Miles: 515.62
The Gold Hill Division provides police services to the southwest quadrant of the city, which encompasses residential, business, recreational and a downtown entertainment district. The diverse community within Gold Hill Division necessitates special units to meet the varied needs for police services. The following are some of the special units, programs and operations unique to Gold Hill Division:
The Downtown Area Response Team (DART)
- Developed to address public disorder, improve public safety and quality of life issues in the downtown area.
- DART consists of 12 officers and two supervisors working days and evenings in the downtown area.
- They patrol in marked cruisers, ride police bikes and conduct foot patrols.
- Two daytime DART officers primarily patrol the West Colorado Avenue corridor.
- DART operates out of Peak Station, located in the downtown area. This facility opened in 2014. Peak Station is not staffed 24-hours a day and can be reached at 385-2125.
The Public Safety Camera System
- Provides camera monitoring capabilities in the downtown area.
- The system consists of 15 cameras located on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue south to Moreno Street and East Pikes Peak Avenue from Cascade Avenue to Nevada Avenue.
- The cameras are also mounted to view the activities in Acacia Park.
- The locations of the cameras were selected based on calls-for-service and a criminal activity analysis, conducted by department’s Strategic Information Center.
In January 2019, Officer Matt Anderson, through proactive officer initiated activity, was able to identify several individuals engaged in criminal activity within the Gold Hill Division. Officer Anderson was responsible for 19 arrests, 12 of which were felonies. These arrests spanned the spectrum of criminal offenses to include, Motor Vehicle Theft, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Narcotics Violations and Identity Theft. Additionally, Officer Anderson successfully recovered three stolen motor vehicles which led to the arrest of several criminals and the seizure of illegal drugs to include Methamphetamine and, Heroin. Officer Anderson was recognized by his supervisors for his outstanding work by being chosen as the January Gold Hill Employee of Month.
On 05/08/2019 Officer Hubbard assisted detectives on surveillance of a residence in which several suspects involved in a prolific burglary pattern were believed to be staying. When detectives attempted contact with the suspects, they fled the area on foot. Officer Hubbard gave chase, jumping multiple fences; he was able to tackle one of the suspects who was a known gang member and take him into custody. The arrest cleared dozens of business burglaries around the City and led to the end of the burglary pattern. Upon returning to work later that same the evening, Officer Hubbard was dispatched to an address for gunshots that had been fired into an occupied mobile home. Officer Hubbard conducted follow-up and located surveillance video, which captured a vehicle consistent with the suspect’s car. Officer Hubbard responded to the suspect’s address and found the car along with several spent rifle casings which were in plain view inside the vehicle. Officer Hubbard secured search warrants for the car and the suspect’s residence. As a result of Officer Hubbard's work, Major Crimes Detectives recovered the AR-15 rifle which was used in the shooting, as well as a sawed-off shotgun, another rifle, and further evidence of the shooting. In large part, due to Officer Hubbard’s thoroughness, detectives were able to arrest the suspect for Attempted 1st Degree Murder.
Although working with our community homeless population can be very challenging, CSPD’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) achieved several successes throughout the year. For the first time since the team’s inception, HOT officers partnered with outreach counselors to try and better serve the homeless community. Throughout the year, the counselors, while teaming with the HOT officers, were able to contact and provide addiction counseling and wellness services referrals to over 800 people experiencing homelessness. In addition to working with the outreach counselors, the HOT officers teamed with the City’s Neighborhood Services Unit to clean-up 377 illegal camps. These clean-ups resulted in the removal of 932 truckloads of trash and debris.