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City of Delta

Patrol Unit
Patrol sergeants and officers provide 24-hour servce to the community utilizing three main patrol shifts.

Services provided include, but are not limited to:

Responding to calls for service, conducting on-scene investigations, writing detailed reports, patrolling neighborhoods or potential trouble areas, and enforceing laws.

An office or sergeant can be contacted by calling 970-874-2015.

The shifts are staffed with officers and sergeants who have wide range of training and experience.

VIN Inspections (Vehicle Identification Number Inspections)

The Police Department will conduct VIN inspections at 215 W 5th Street without appointments. Costs are $10.00 for regular inspections, $20.00 for certified inspections. If you would like an officer to come to your location, an appointment is necessary. Please call 970-874-7676.

Sex Offender List
Visit the State Sex Offender Website for the list at www.sotar.us

Property and Evidence
Hours Monday through Friday 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4 p.m. Closed on Holidays.

The property and evidence room is managed by one full time Delta Police Department support staff who is also the department Public Information Officer and assistant to records. The property and evidence custodian is responsible for maintaining organization within the property room, retrieving, securing, storing, and ensuring the proper chain of custody in the event evidence is needed for court proceedings. Some crime scene assistance may also be done.

Property in the custody of the Delta Police Department is held for the following reasons: evidence in criminal cases, safekeeping, lost and found / abandoned property, property held pending forfeiture.

Lost and Found Property
This type of property, when turned in to the Delta Police Department, is held in the secured property room or other secured location. The custodian makes every effort to locate an owner within a reasonable time period. If no owner is located the property is held for at least 30 days to allow an owner time to report their property missing and make arrangements to claim it if it is being held. After the 30 days the property is deposed of by auction or destruction in accordance with department policy.

Claiming Property
Property is released by appointment only; and only to the legal owner of the property or their designee (with written authorization). Contact the property custodian at 970-874-7676 during regular business hours for details.

If property is being held as evidence in a criminal case, it cannot be released without a release order from the designated court handling the case; this usually is either the prosecuting district attorney or deputy district attorney or the city attorney.

If you have lost property and would like to report it as lost contact the Dispatch Center anytime at 970-874-2015 and request an officer. To find out if the police department has your property contact the property custodian.

Phishing Scams
The term "phishing" - as in fishing for confidential information - refers to a scam that encompasses fraudulently obtaining and using an individual's peronal or financial information. This is how it works:

A consumer receives an e-mail which appears to originate from a financial institution, government agency, or other well-known/reputable entity.

The message describes an urgent reason you must "verify" or "re-submit" personal or confidential information by clicking on a link embedded in the message.

The provided link appears to be the website of the financial institution, government agency or other well-known/reputable entity, but in "phishing" scams, the website belongs to the fraudster/scammer.

Once inside the fraudulent website, the consumer may be asked to provide social security numbers, account numbers, passwords or other information used to identify the consumer, such as the maiden name of the consumer's mother or the consumer's place of birth.

When the consumer provides the information, those perpetrating the fraud can begin to access the consumer accounts or assume the person's identity.

If you suspect an email or website is fraudulent, please report this information to the real bank, company or government agency, using a phone number or email address from a reliable source. Example: If your bank's web page looks different or unusual, contact the institution directly to confirm that you haven't landed on a copycat website set up by criminals. Also, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (http://www.ic3.gov/), a partnerhsip between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.

If you supsect that you have been a victim of idenity theft, perhaps because you submitted personal information in response to a suspicious, unsolicited email or you see unauthorized charges on your credit card, immediately contact your financial instituion and if necessary, close existing accounts and open new ones. Also contact the police and request a copy of any police report or case number for later reference. In addition, call the three major credit bureaus (Equifax at 800-525-6285, Experian at 888-397-3742 and TransUnion at 800-680-7289) to request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit report. Source: www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/phishing.html

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