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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 through Friday. 

Phone: 970-527-4822 during office hours.

             All emergency calls should be made to 911

             Non emergent calls can be made to Dispatch at 970-874-2015


                                                                           OUR TEAM


                                         Chief Neil Fergusonnfergusonppd@townofpaonia.com

                                         Sergeant Lorin Winnett - lwinnettppd@townofpaonia.com

                                         Officer Patrick Hinyard - phinyardppd@townofpaonia.com

                                         SRO, Officer Taffine Patterson - tpattersonppd@townofpaonia.com

                                         Officer Brian Berger - bbergerppd@townofpaonia.com


Municipal Court

Town of Paonia Municipal Court is held in the Community Room of Town Hall located at 214 Grand Avenue in Paonia.  The Honorable Julie Huffman preside over Municipal and Model Traffic Code Violations.

Municipal Court Schedule:

Municipal court is held on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 2:00 pm, excluding holidays.

Municipal Court Payments:

Citations may be paid in person or online if paying ON or BEFORE the court date listed on the citation and, if there is a fine amount listed on the citation.  If the citation is a SUMMONS, appearance in court is required at the time, place and date listed on the citation.  By paying the penalty assessment guilt and liability is acknowledged and the right to appear in court is waved.  Penalty assessments which are timely paid, may be eligible for a point reduction.


Voluntary Statement Form

Voluntary Statement Form

2020 Model Traffic Code

2020 Model Traffic Code

Paonia Municipal Code
Paonia Municipal Code



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. Chief Neil Ferguson

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