Law Enforcement Agencies and Support Provided

Responding to Columbine High School

April 20, 1999


Primary Assignment
Jefferson County Sheriffís Office Primary agency, first response, command post, perimeters, bomb technicians, evacuations, SWAT, investigations, public information, communications, victim advocates
Adams County Sheriffís Department Primary SWAT - second sweep, crisis negotiators
Arapahoe County Sheriffís Office Command Post, bomb squad, SWAT, crime scene technicians, investigations, traffic, perimeter, victim advocates
Arvada Police Department Investigations, Jeffco SWAT, Critical Incident Team, perimeters
Aurora Police Department Thermal imaging, investigations
Blackhawk Police Department Scene security
Boulder Police Department SWAT ñ final sweep victim advocates
Boulder County Sheriffís Department SWAT ñ final sweep, paramedics, special service technicians, victim advocates
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Crime scene technicians, bomb squad, bomb analysis, investigations, computer/internet forensics
Central City Police Department Next day scene security
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Crime scene technicians, investigators, computer/internet forensics, evidence analysis
Colorado Attorney Generalís Office Investigations
Colorado National Guard Perimeter
Colorado State Patrol Command Post, perimeter, traffic, investigations, victim advocates
Columbine Valley Police Department Scene security and public safety, perimeters
Commerce City Police Department SWAT ñ final sweep
Denver Police Department Command Post, SWAT, paramedics, traffic, perimeters, transportation of victims and witnesses, bomb squad, intelligence, scribe, investigation, crowd control, victim advocates
Douglas County Sheriffís Office Investigations, thermal imaging, victim advocates, on-call for Arapahoe and Jefferson County bomb squads
Drug Enforcement Administration Thermal imaging, investigation
Edgewater Police Department Critical Incident Team, perimeters
Englewood Department of Safety Services, Police Division SWAT, perimeters
Erie Police Department SWAT - second sweeps (Part of Boulder County SWAT team)
Federal Bureau of Investigation Command Post, bomb technicians, hostage negotiator, investigations, SWAT, evidence response team, perimeter, computer/internet forensics, special projects
First Judicial District Attorneyís Office Investigations, Critical Incident Team, legal advisor, victim advocates
Gilpin County Sheriffís Department Next day perimeter
Golden Police Department Investigations, Critical Incident Team
Greenwood Village Police Department Crime scene technician, victim advocates
Lafayette Police Department SWAT ñ second sweeps (Part of Boulder County SWAT team)
Lakewood Police Department SWAT, communications, investigation, victim advocates, public information, Critical Incident Team
Littleton Police Department SWAT, evacuation, perimeters, investigation, victim advocates
Northglenn Police Department SWAT
Sheridan Police Department Scene security, victim advocates
Thornton Police Department SWAT, victim advocates
West Metro Fire Protection District Investigations
Westminster police Department Perimeter, interviews, victim advocates, public information
Wheat Ridge Police Department Perimeter, Critical Incident Team, crime scene technicians, investigations