The Cortez Police Department is committed to the preservation and protection of crime victims and witnesses. The Department recognizes that many individuals suffer economic loss, injury or death due to criminal acts.
Realizing that victims and witnesses need to be treated with fairness, respect and dignity, and be free from intimidation, harassment and abuse, Victim Service members respond to incidents as needed. The members assist officers by providing resource information, transportation assistance and support. Members may respond to crisis situations, crime scenes, in the home or at the hospital.
Contact with victims by telephone, mail or in person will be made after the crisis to ensure they have appropriate information on how to reach proper agencies, self-support groups and other community organizations for support. To reach Victim Services, call the Victim Response Coordinator at (970) 564-4028 or by e-mail.