Media Guidelines / Fact Sheet

Denver Partners Against Graffiti (DPAG) asks:


  • Please photograph abatement crew member(s) from behind or from the side. 
  • Please photograph graffiti tags out of focus or partially removed 
    Tags are like brand names, and taggers want their "work" to be seen. A tagger’s motivation is exposure, exposure, exposure, and what better way to gain exposure - and notoriety - than through mass media? By blurring the graffiti, the tag isn't readable.
  • Please do not disclose exact locations:


  1. Of recently cleaned areas
    This is an open invitation announcing clean “canvasses” for taggers
  2. Of recently hit or tagged areas
    Makes the properties in the area more vulnerable
  3. Of areas where property owners and residents are diligently maintaining their communities
    Taggers see this as a battlefield – where they must win


Please encourage the public to be pro-active.