Press Release

Cast Your Vote Colorado - 8th Annual "Best Looking Cruiser" Contest


COLORADO -  The Colorado State Patrol has always taken pride in the vehicles they use to ensure safety, and now they are asking for help in showing them off across the country. Each year the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), holds the "Best Looking Cruiser" contest, setting the stage for a friendly competition between the 50 state police agencies to see who will land in a calendar for the following year. Voting begins Tuesday, July 20 through Tuesday, August 2, 2021. 

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

(COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial Day, called State2State. Buckle Up and it will continue through Labor Day.

From the Colorado State Patrol perspective, this is how motorists are doing so far.

Colorado State Patrol Joins Regional Effort to Put the Brakes on Excessive Speed Crashes


(Colo)- Drivers stayed off the roads in droves during the pandemic. Unfortunately, those who did drive were the cause of a steep rise in roadway deaths, with excess speed at the heart of many crashes. Twelve State Patrols across the west have come together again to partner as the Western States Traffic Safety Coalition (WSTSC) in a joint speed education and enforcement initiative on June 25, 26, and 27.

Colorado State Patrol Launches Summer-Long Campaign Focusing on Speeding Drivers


(Colo.) - Along with driving under the influence, exceeding safe speeds continues to be a leading causal factor for fatal and injury crashes year to date across Colorado for incidents investigated by the Colorado State Patrol. More than 600 people died in traffic crashes on Colorado roadways in 2020 and speed accounted for approximately 22% of those crashes.  

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Named as Finalist for IACP Trooper of the Year Award


(Colo.) – Each year the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Motorola Solutions recognize state troopers and provincial police who have demonstrated bravery, courage, leadership, and professionalism. Hundreds if not thousands of nominations were submitted to the IACP and ultimately four troopers representing specific regions around the country were nominated. Trooper Lance Curry of the Colorado State Patrol was the selected finalist to represent the entire Mountain Pacific Region.

Multistate campaign to raise awareness of seat belt safety


(Colo.) - Be a good neighbor and buckle up. State transportation and law enforcement agencies from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are coming together to remind travelers to always wear seat belts. The State2State.Buckle up campaign wants both drivers and passengers to stay buckled no matter what state they are in or how far they are traveling. 

The campaign coincides with the start of the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, which begins May 24 and continues through June 6. 

Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado


COLORADO – On May 7, 2021, Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off-highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off-highway vehicles include ATVs, four-wheelers, and side-by-sides, and more.