Your neighborhood police officers are committed to supporting law abiding citizens in protecting their neighborhoods. Under the Nuisance Abatement law, a public nuisance is not a poorly maintained yard, neglected home, a barking dog or stray animal problem. A public nuisance is any real property or vehicle where criminal activity occurs. The activity can include:
- drug violations
- sex offenses
- weapon offenses
- gang activity
- noise offenses and disturbing the peace
The Nuisance Abatement law can be applied by first reporting criminal activity and insisting upon signing a complaint if a criminal episode has occurred. After calling the police dispatcher, 720-913-2000, make a note to yourself concerning the date, time, and circumstances. Leave a message for your Neighborhood Police Officer to contact you. Once this occurs, a file can be started to document activity concerning the property or vehicle. Your Neighborhood Police Officers will encourage everyone on your block to come together in a show of solidarity, support, and purpose. In turn, we need you to report criminal activity and to sign a complaint when appropriate.