Police Department Programs



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PD Programs




The annual SHRED Event is back this year at the Police Department. Protect your identity by safely destroying documents with on site mobile shredding. Johnstown residents can bring up to 3 boxes or 1 large trash bag of papers. This drive through event is for Johnstown residents and proof of residency will be required to participate. Please enter the Johnstown PD parking lot from Parish Ave to participate. 

  • Proof of Johnstown residency
  • Up to 3 large copy boxes or 1 large trash bag per resident
  • Protect your identity with SAFE onsite mobile shredding
  • Police personnel onsite to help ensure proper destruction of your documents
  • Apex Shredding Inc. is NAID (National Association for Information Destruction) Certified and will protect your security as they shred your documents.
  • No need to remove staples, paperclips, or binder clips. Hanging files can be shredded whole as well.
2024 PD SHRED Event

When: June 15, 2024
Time: TBD
Where: Johnstown Police Department (430 South Parish Ave, Johnstown CO)





DEA Drug Takeback

2024 DEA Drug Take Back Events

No events have been scheduled at this time.


The purpose of Drug Take Back Day is for residents to be able to dispose of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications. The public's participation in this event is important to keep family members and the community safe from misuse. Please note that syringes, illegal narcotics, and radioactive/chemotherapy medication WILL NOT be accepted. 

Since the PD needs to maintain a chain of custody of some medications that will be turned in, this will not be a contactless event. Be prepared to bring the medications for disposal to the front entryway of the main Police Department where an Officer will be available to help facilitate the drop-off. 

Additional Program Details:
  • This program is anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made. 
  • Law Enforcement will not count, inventory, or log medications. 
  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container (please remove any identifying information from the bottle) OR by removing the medication from its container and directly into the disposal box.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container and should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. 
  • Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

More information on Drug Takeback programs


Weld Elves

The Johnstown PD participates in the Weld Elves program. Gift and monetary donations made to Weld Elves will help benefit children faced with limitations in their homes as well as promote a positive relationship between children and first responders.

It is never too early to make a donation to Weld Elves, donations are accepted at the Johnstown Police Department (430 South Parish Ave, Johnstown CO 80534)

Weld Elves Flyer

Weld Elves Gift Suggestions

National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event that happens the first Tuesday of August. Many local law enforcement agencies participate in National Night Out in a variety of ways: community/neighborhood parties, PD hosted events and competitions, or virtual events. National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships. 

2024 National Night Out

August 6, 2024
Johnstown Police Department
430 South Parish Ave, Johnstown

More information on National Night Out


Polar Plunge

The Johnstown PD is excited to be able to participate in the Windsor Polar Plunge again this year in support of the Special Olympics Colorado. This event raises money for the incredible athletes of the Special Olympics Colorado.

2024 Polar Plunge

Saturday, April 13, 2023
Boardwalk Park/Windsor Lake Beach
100 N. 5th Street
Windsor, CO 80550

More information on the Windsor Polar Plunge

Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a fundraising and awareness event that law enforcement participates in across the country every year. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funds to support the Special Olympics movement. 

2024 Torch Run

Schedule has not been announced.

More information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run