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Paonia Police Department

The Town of Paonia Police Department exists to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, objectivity and compassion.  Prevention of crime and the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances is our top priority. The Town of Paonia Police Department is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and the development of its members through effective training and leadership.

Hours:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Phone: 970-527-4822 during business hours

Non emergent:  970-874-2015 (Delta Dispatch) 


Interim Chief - Matt Laiminger  mlaimingerppd@townofpaonia.com

Corporal - Garrett Henderson  ghendersonppd@townofpaonia.com

Investigator - Patrick Hinyard  phinyardppd@townofpaonia.com

Officer - Lance Kramer  lkramerppd@townofpaonia.com


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VIN Inspections

The Paonia Police Department offers Regular and Certified VIN inspections. 
A Regular VIN inspection is $10 and is required for:
  • A title correction
  • Vehicles with out-of-state title or registration
  • Purged Colorado Titles. 
A Certified VIN inspection is $25 and is required for:
  • Bonded Titles
  • Salvaged Titles
  • Lost Title
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Bicycles and the Road

Did you know Per Colorado Revised Statute 42-2-1412, bicyclists must follow the same rules as a vehicle including stopping at stop signs? There has been some confusion about the point system for bicycle riders. Bicycle riders who receive a citation for any violation are required to pay the same fine and fees as a person driving a motor vehicle, but are assessed no points against their license. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the police department at (970) 527-4822 and be safe. 

See this handy guide for more information, and thank you.