Police Department

Chief of Police: John Rosecrans

The Monte Vista Police Department has 12 full-time police officers, including the Chief of Police. These officers patrol the City of Monte Vista 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

The City of Monte Vista is located in the heart of the San Luis Valley in Southwestern Colorado. Monte Vista's population is 4,700 and is comprised of 1.9 square miles.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to establish and maintain an ongoing community partnership. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all people in our City. We will fulfill this mission with courtesy, integrity, and quality service.

Vision Statement

In support of the mission statement, the Monte Vista Police Department will establish and maintain an ongoing community partnership through:
  • Proactively and harmoniously working to reduce crime, disorder, and the fear of crime
  • Enhancing and enriching the jobs of all employees by developing their professional skills and knowledge; thereby encouraging dedication and participation
  • Providing police services to our community in a consistent and professional manner
  • Encouraging employees to identify problems and participate in their solutions
  • Committing to quality service and to the relationships with those we serve

Municipal Code

Please click here to download all Municipal Codes pertaining to the Monte Vista Police Department.

Job Announcement

View open Police Department jobs.

Volunteers Needed

Are you willing to help make a difference in the quality of life in the Monte Vista community?  The Monte Vista Police Department is seeking qualified volunteers to fulfill a variety of duties, from working with youth to data entry and evidence processing.

Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, community minded and willing to undergo a thorough background check, including a polygraph examination and drug test. All are invited to apply and retired persons are especially encouraged. Print and fill out an application (PDF) or pick one up at City Hall.


VIN verifications- $10.00 each / MUST bring vehicle to PD / ONLY on Wednesdays from 8am-4pm.

Fingerprints- $10 a card / MUST live or work in Monte Vista