Press Release

Wait, Don’t Rush, Have Some Manners and Proceed When Safe

(COLORADO) – We’ve all experienced it before.  Someone pulls out in front of you as you’re driving down the road causing you to slam on your brakes, or worse, crash into them. Over the last four years, The Colorado State Patrol has investigated nearly 8,000 crashes caused by drivers failing to yield the right of way, which has resulted in 60 fatalities and nearly 2,000 injuries.  Over 60% of these failure-to-yield crashes occurred in intersections.

Amid National Blood Supply Shortage Vitalant and Colorado State Patrol Team Up for Second Annual VIRTUAL Blood Drive

(COLO) – Donations of blood see a sharp decline during winter months and the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated things further, canceling many blood donation events across our state and the nation. Whether an ongoing health condition, like cancer, or the need for a blood transfusion following a traumatic injury, the need for donations is much greater now as our nation is experiencing the worst blood shortage in more than a decade! 

Seat Belts are Second Nature When You Start Them Young

(COLO) – Lifelong habits begin early and this is why the Colorado State Patrol is urging parents to become familiar with Colorado’s Child Restraint and Graduated Drivers Licensing law regarding seat belts.

“It is a primary offense for children under 16 to be without a seatbelt or improperly restrained in a vehicle,” explains Trooper Tim Sutherland, Colorado Child Passenger Safety Program Coordinator. “This means you can be pulled over without committing any other traffic infraction because the bottom line is kids are relying on you!” 

Colorado State Patrol Achieves Historic First On the Responder Safety Learning Network

(HARRISBURG, Pa. and COLORADO) — The Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI) congratulates the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) on becoming the first law enforcement agency to have all active duty Peace Officer Standard Training (POST) certified officers earn the National Traffic Incident Management Training Certificate from the Responder Safety Learning Network ( All 670 active duty CSP law enforcement officers, from the newest troopers up to the Chief of the CSP, completed the National TIM Training Certificate on in 2021.

Colorado State Patrol Steps In to Help One Colorado Family Give the Gift of a Lifetime

(COLO.) – Many Coloradan’s started their Christmas morning off with family and friends opening gifts., including Karly Means, 26, of Centennial, who has a rare genetic condition called Williams Syndrome. As Karly unwrapped and opened a box prepared by her parents, she didn’t know that gift’s value could never be fit in a box. As she pulled out a piece of paper, she became visibly emotional and filled with joy and excitement. The gift to Karly was an invitation to visit the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy.

Colorado State Patrol Issues a Stern Reminder: Prepare Your Car and Change Your Mindset for Winter Driving

(COLO) – With more snow arriving across the State, the Colorado State Patrol is reminding all motorists, both commercial and passenger vehicle drivers, to be prepared with the right equipment for the weather. During storms, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will implement traction laws when conditions require.

Six Crash Responder Vehicles Struck Over Three Day Period

(COLORADO) –Despite recent warnings issued about the weather, traction and chain laws, and even the Slow Down Move Over Law, six collisions with crash responder vehicles took place between December 25 through December 27 on I-70. In all but one incident, first responders were conducting a crash investigation of other drivers when they too were struck by a passing motorist.