District Two Commander Kathleen Bancroft has served the Denver Police Department for 31 years in numerous capacities including Patrol, Internal Affairs, Vice and Narcotics, and Crimes Against Persons. She is a proud Colorado native.
Kathleen is passionate about having the people of Denver to both be safe and feel safe. She is committed to interacting with the community we serve. Because of our profession, we sometimes see people at the worst times in their lives. When we work and interact with the community in proactive ways, we all get to see each other in a different light and work together to solve issues.
Kathleen works hard to let the community know we value them and their voices. We value the input of the community and want them to realize we see policing as collaboration between the community and DPD. Their voices matter and the police don’t always have the right answers. She started her career as an officer in District 2 and for most of her career she's been in different ranks throughout the community. She was a neighborhood officer at one point when she "thought she had the answers to a neighborhood problem". She went to the community about a solution to gang violence and they stated that gangs weren’t their biggest issue, their issue was traffic. After this, she took a step back and and started to ask more questions, learn what the neighborhood had to say, and get input on what the community perceives as issues.
Kathy truly loves what she does. She couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to work with. She welcomes any questions or suggestions the community would like to send her direction.