Public Safety

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Fireworks safety is a top priority for the Town of Frederick. Public education about what is and what is not allowed and the Frederick Police Department's role in enforcement is top of mind as we approach Independence Day. Unfortunately, the dry conditions and high temperatures in Colorado are ripe for fire danger and fireworks can lead to a disaster!

In the Town of Frederick, it is unlawful for any person to possess, store, offer for sale, discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks within the Town limits, whether on public or private property. To get straight to the point, it is illegal if it leaves the ground.

What is not allowed?

Under Town of Frederick Municipal Code (Chapter 10 Article XIII), illegal fireworks include various aerial devices, M-80s, quarter-sticks, half-sticks and other large firecrackers. Any firecracker with more than 50 milligrams of explosive powder and any aerial firework with more than 30 milligrams of flash powder is banned.

What is allowed?

Permissible fireworks may include the following: cylindrical fountains, wheels, ground spinners, illuminating torches, colored fire, dipped sticks, sparklers, snakes and glow worms.


The Frederick Police Department is on patrol to keep the community safe! To report what you believe are illegal fireworks, please call Non-Emergency Dispatch at 720.652.4222.

Go to our Fireworks page for more information about fireworks safety and tips on how to create safe celebrations.

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There are many ways to protect your Frederick Business from burglars. From doors and windows to hiding places and employee theft, these Burglary Prevention Tips for Businesses help to reduce crime risk. For more information about preventing burglary, contact the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700.

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Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends. We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station. It’s easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, say something. By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement, you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.

Learn about reporting suspicious activity to the police.


The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement, news stations, transportation agencies and the wireless industry. This program sends out an urgent message in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly communicate with the whole community at once. This way, they can assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.

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Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime. Crime Stoppers is based on the idea that "someone other than the criminal has information that can solve the crime". Crime Stoppers allows people who provide information about crimes to remain anonymous. They also pay rewards when the information supplied leads to an arrest. Submit a Tip Online.

The police department encourages Emergency Preparedness. The community of Frederick should be prepared for large scale disasters. This could include tornadoes, aircraft crashes, explosions, hazardous material accidents, and other incidents. Ready Colorado and the Weld County Office of Emergency Management are two great places to start.

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ICE and HSI Victim Notification Program is provided in cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security.