Chief Ornelas' Message

On behalf of the men and women of the Westminster Police Department, welcome to our website. Our team of devoted employees and volunteers relentlessly pursue public safety and strive to provide outstanding customer service. We pride ourselves on our community engagement, integrity and fairness to all to ensure an ever-safer City for those who work, live and play in Westminster.

My duty is to provide the technology, equipment and advanced training to all who serve within our ranks to ensure that our peace officers uphold the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, which reads: “On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for their actions. I will always uphold the Constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.”

In a very real sense, this is also a community web site because it demonstrates the partnership we have with our citizens which gives the Department its strength and its motivation. The Westminster Police Department exists to protect and to serve the community, and that partnership accounts for the success of our Department.

The Police Department is extremely proud of its history of positive interaction and support from the community we serve. It is only through enhancing our “Community-Police Partnerships” that we can improve the safety and quality of life for those who live, work and play in Westminster.

It is our hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, and that it provides you with improved access to the many services provided by our organization and a better understanding of the Westminster Police Department. We want it to serve at least three purposes: to provide a resource for anyone interested in information about our Department, to provide an additional avenue of interaction with the community, and to serve as a recruiter for the Department in our quest to locate, hire and retain the highest quality employees. Thanks for joining us here and welcome to the Westminster Police Department.