The New Castle Police Department is responsible for law enforcement in the Town of New Castle. The police department currently has 8 full time sworn officers and 1 part time officer. There is also one full time civilian employee in records. Officers are available 24 hours a day.

Animal Control

Visit the Animal Services page for complaints, pet license applications and more

News &
Stay Informed

COMMUNITY UPDATES will be posted in our News section. Stay informed by subscribing to News Alerts.

Home Watch

Going out of town, let us know and we can keep an eye on your home with officer drive-by’s

Public Safety Information

Some helpful information on Burn Ban, Fireworks, Snow Removal, Power Outages and Area Resources


Dog License

Unneutered male or unspayed female
$18.00 per year

Neutered male or spayed female
$7.00 per year
Guard Dog
$25.00 per year

Dog License Application

Bicycle Registration

Fee: Free to Register

Vin Inspections

Resident Fee: $20.00
Non-Resident Fee: $30.00

The New Castle Police Department does not do Certified VIN Inspections. If you require a certified VIN please contact the Sheriff’s Department or State Patrol.


$20.00 in City Limits
$30.00 in Out of City Limits

 Copies of Reports

To obtain a copy of a report, you must fill out a request which can be obtained at the Police Department or from the link below. Reports are $1.00 per page for copies of reports. Not all reports are available for release. Please contact the PD Records Clerk for information by email or call (970) 984-2302. To fax: (970) 984-9807

Large reports requiring more than 1 hour to research and/or copy are subject to additional charges. Fees subject to change periodically.
Request a report


Meet our Officers

Tony Pagni – Police Chief – - (970) 984-2302 Ext. 109

Vacant - Patrol Sergeant

Justin Mayfield – Patrol Officer –

Carrie Buhlman – Patrol Officer –

Brian Dominguez- Patrol Officer -

Travis Westcott- Patrol Officer -

Al Walker- Patrol Officer -

Chuck Burrows- Patrol Officer - 

Curt Donaldson – Patrol Officer

Pete Chiodo – Patrol Officer

Betsey Ridlon – Records Clerk –

Employment Opportunities – The Police Department accepts applications year round, even at times when we have no openings.


Sign up For Emergency Notifications


Quick Links

# Name Information Website
1 Dispatch  Garfield County
2 CDOT Colorado Dept of Transportation
3 State Patrol
4 Colorado Division of Emergency Management
5 DOW Division of Wildlife
6 Colorado River Fire Rescue
7 Mind Springs Health
8 DHS Colorado Human Services
9 C.A.R.E. Colorado Animal Rescue 
10  Garfield County  “Crimestoppers”
11  Emergency Alert System
12  Sex Offender Information Sex Offender Map via CBI or Contact the Records Clerk to obtain a printed copy of the local New Castle Sex Offenders. email

Police Department Events


The Town of New Castle and New Castle Police Department are proud to announce that we have received a matching fund grant from the Federal Mineral Lease District for the remodeling of the Town owned building, located at 801 West Main Street.

The remodel / construction project will integrate the New Castle Police Department into this facility.

Invitations to bid on this contract will need to be applied for. The qualifications needed are as follows:

  • A Commercial Best Contracting License or Equivalent
  • A $1,000,000.00 Liability Insurance Policy/ and 5% Bonding
  • A Town of New Castle Contractor License
  • Additional previous commercial work history and references.
  • Any and all subcontractors must also obtain a Town of New Castle Contactor’s license.

General Contractors wishing to bid on this project will need to have their bid intention submitted prior to plan and data specification release on 11/14/14 for qualification review. Bid intentions need to be submitted by 5:00pm on the 14th. Bid intentions will not be accepted after this date and time nor will you be able to submit a sealed bid.

General Contractors will be expected to have their sealed bids completed and turned into the Town of New Castle Clerk’s Office by 12/19/14 at 1:00pm.  No bids will be accepted after that date and time.  Further actions by the Town Staff will be announced at a later date.

We, the Staff, are very excited about this project and look forward to working towards the betterment of the Town’s Facilities


Tony Pagni

Chief of Police


The New Castle Police Department Bike Rodeo is held annually, usually in May or June. The Police Department works in conjunction with area businesses to provide a safe and fun event for children of all ages. There is a drawing for bicycles, and helmets are provided free on a first come, first served basis. The New Castle Police Department provides hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments.