Steamboat Springs Police Department cuts VIN checks due to staffing shortages

The Steamboat Springs Police Department announced Wednesday, Oct. 19 that it will now only conduct vehicle identification number inspections once a week, down from twice a week previously.
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On Wednesday, Oct. 19, the Steamboat Springs Police Department announced that it would now only offer a vehicle identification number check once a week, effective immediately.

“Like other businesses, we are experiencing shortages, particularly with our Community Services Officers, who typically do these checks,” Sergeant Evan Noble said in a press release. “In order to be most efficient and to continue to serve our community, we have made changes to procedures at this time.”

SSPD VIN inspections, which are now offered Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., cost $30 and require a vehicle to be taken to the Combined Law Enforcement Facility at 2027 Shield Drive. VIN checks are typically done for registering, registering, or selling a vehicle.

Additionally, anyone interested in applying for a Community Service Officer position can view job details at


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