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We’re extremely proud of our city’s CAPS Program. There is no finer example of a volunteer program making a positive difference in a community.

- Mayor John Suthers

CSPD CAPS volunteers are true professionals who have a passion to serve the Colorado Springs community. They provide needed services in multiple operational areas, helping us serve our citizens public safety needs. They are a valued and appreciated part of our CSPD family.

- Chief of Police Adrian Vasquez

Our CAPS volunteers are valuable members of our team. Their tireless efforts truly advance public safety in Colorado Springs.

- Fire Chief Ted Collas

CAPS volunteers are a vital component in the day to day operation of the city’s Emergency Operations center. They give generously of their precious time and stand ready to assist during an emergency situation.

- PPROEM Director Jim Reid

The volunteers who provide service at the Kiosk are a great asset and help improve our community service in the DTA!

- Sergeant Scott Wisler

As a member of the CAPS Leadership Committee, it is so rewarding to see how far we have come. I could never have imagined our program would have achieved such greatness in this short period of time. Congratulations to the staff and volunteers for making us the unique program we have established.

- Mary Ellen McNally

It is informative, enjoyable and educational to work with Sgt. Wisler and his DART officers. I enjoy most being able to assist the people who ask us for help. Another equally enjoyable aspect is dealing with the good “Samaritans” who turn in items they have found! (wallets, keys, credit cards, urn, vehicle plates etc.) I believe we are able to take some of the load off the DART officers.

- CAPS Volunteer - Harry

I have volunteered many places and I feel more appreciated here than everywhere else combined.

- CAPS Volunteer - Lois

I am so happy that I discovered CAPS and the myriad volunteer opportunities available. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Having retired nearly four years ago from a 43-year career at an aerospace company and two years prior to that at a defense company, I have become energized since I began supporting the Public Affairs Office. I feel I’m making a contribution; it’s a terrific opportunity to use my experience. I appreciate your efforts to help citizens find ways to assist in the community. It takes a great deal of behind-the-scenes effort on your part to make CAPS the successful program it is.

- CAPS Volunteer - Elizabeth

My internship with CSPD has been eye opening and intriguing. It has solidified my desire to go into law enforcement and allowed me to further my understanding of the police community relationship.

- CAPS Volunteer - Jesslyn

Volunteering for the CAPS Program is the most fulfilling volunteer work I’ve ever done! You’d be amazed how much work is done within our city departments by well-trained CAPS volunteers. The staff and other volunteers are super friendly, helpful and very appreciative. I feel like I’ve made a small but important contribution towards supporting our Police and Fire departments which is an awesome feeling! As an added benefit, the CAPS program offers free training classes improving your office skills and so much more.

- CAPS Volunteer - Tamala

Colorado Springs Police Badge
To promote the quality of life in Colorado Springs by providing police services with integrity and a spirit of excellence, in partnership with our community.
Colorado Springs Fire Department Badge
Providing the highest quality problem solving, fire and rescue service to our community since 1894
Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management Badge
Responsible for providing mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and coordination for large-scale emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-caused, to the citizens of Colorado Springs for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage.
International Association of Chiefs of Police Badge
Outstanding Achievement in a Law Enforcement Volunteer Program

International Association of Chiefs of Police

2018 DeBerry Award presented to CAPS
The CAPS Program was selected to receive this award for Support of Front Line Forces. The turtle on the fence post signifies service and support to others in that "it did not get there on its own."

Fisher DeBerry Award

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