Chief of Police

Letter from the Chief

January is a time of year when we make new beginnings and look back on what the past year has brought. I thought that  I would talk about just four of the many great things that happened in Fort Lupton last year.

First, have you noticed the flags along Denver Avenue every “flag” holiday? We had the majority of our City Council members donate time to drill holes in the sidewalk to hold flag poles, and then purchased flags and flag poles. This last Veterans Day, the flags from all five services were displayed along with over 80 American flags.

Second, the Weld County Commissioners donated the old south county services building to a non-profit organization in town. This non-profit obtained a grant and remodeled the building. Thanks to the County Commissioners and the work of this non-profit, we now have several service providers working in town. The service organizations located in this building will be: the ARC, United Way, Youth and Family Connections, A Kid’s Place, A Woman’s Place, The Colorado Mounted Rangers, and Life Choices Pregnancy Services.

Third, United Way of Weld County has stepped up its presence in South Weld County. During 2013, 1854 residents of Fort Lupton utilized services provided by United Way. These services included education, financial stability, health and direction to other service providers.

Fourth, is a program near to my heart. The P.A.S.O. program is a United Way project that instructs care givers for pre-school Latino children. These caregivers learn how to successfully teach letters, numbers, colors and all of the other information necessary for entry into kindergarten. This means that our young Hispanic children will be entering school ready to succeed. The caregivers work as a cohort and will attend training sessions two times a month for 18 months. This is a real commitment for these devoted ladies. Fort Lupton is a wonderful place to live and just keeps getting better. I am looking forward to our next year. 

Always at your service,

Kenneth Poncelow
Chief of Police