|Denver Police encourage community awareness
Denver Police are encouraging members of our community to be vigilant and timely in reporting suspicious behavior and individuals in and around schools. In light of the recent tragedy in the City of Westminster, Denver Police have provided the below information.
By following these safety tips, you can help keep your loved ones safe:
- Teach your children not to talk with strangers.
- Never approach a motor vehicle for someone asking directions. Adults don't need directions from KIDS!
- Never get into a car with someone you don't know, for any reason.
- Never take candy from a stranger or approach a stranger to see his nice puppy dog in the car.
- If a stranger does approach your child, tell them to remember the license plate number of the motor vehicle and to report this information to you immediately.
- Create a walking school bus. This term refers to a walking group of children walking to or from school with one or more adults.
- Never play in deserted areas -- such as empty playgrounds, parks, construction sites or dumps.
- Teach your child how to use the telephone and how to call the police, 911 if available.
These safety tips are not intended to cover all areas. Visit SafetyCops.com for a more exhaustive list and more safety information. You are the eyes and ears of your community. The police can't be at all places at all times. Get involved and report suspicious activity.
“Safety begins with all of us working as a team. Together, we will continue to create a safer and more vibrant community”, said Denver Police Chief Robert White.
Any citizen wanting to report a crime can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to: CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an e-mail to metro-denvercrimestoppers.com. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and charging of a wanted individual, you can receive a cash award up to $2,000.