District Two

District two officers with kids from the community

How to Get Involved

Community group involvement keeps you informed about the specific issues and important events in your neighborhood. Crime prevention in your specific neighborhood can be molded by your active role in the decision-making process often spearheaded by organized neighborhood associations. 

The Citizen’s Advisory Group (CAG) meeting is designed for your community. Not only do you hear about the statistics for the entire district, you also get to ask the Commander your specific questions. It’s a great opportunity to meet your local Denver Police officers, while staying informed. 

District 2 CAB meetings are held at 6PM on last Wednesday every other month at the district station. If you would like an ASL interpreter, please email us at 2.Dist@denvergov.org at least three business days prior to the meeting. Meeting reminders are posted on Nextdoor.com.

Community Resource Officers

Community Resource Officers (CRO) provide assistance on issues such as neighbor disputes, public nuisances, zoning issues, fraud and crime prevention, and other neighborhood concerns. They attend regular neighborhood organization meetings and provide training on issues such as neighborhood watch, commercial and home security, gang awareness, crime prevention, and much more. 

District 2 Community Resource Officers:

Officer Hana Ruiz
hana.ruiz@denvergov.org
(720) 913-1089

Neighborhoods: City Park, Clayton, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Congress Park, Five Points, Skyland, and Whittier.

Officer Heidi Lewis
heidi.lewis@denvergov.org
(720) 913-1094

Neighborhoods: East Colfax, Hale, Montclair, Northeast Park Hill, North Park Hill, and South Park Hill.

Outreach Case Coordinator

The Outreach Case Coordinator (OCC) program is part of DPD's commitment to approaching public safety services with a focus on helping to address the needs of our residents. This is accomplished by providing long-term connections to available services and supports. Clients could include community members who are experiencing substance misuse, behavioral health issues, homelessness or needing housing system navigation, immigrant and refugee system navigation, human services navigation, and many others.

What does an Outreach Case Coordinator Do?

  • Build a bridge between the community and the Denver Police Department
  • Provide educational material that highlights service providers to individuals who are in need
  • Assist individuals and families with finding available services
  • Help identify the individual's goals and needs
  • Maintain communication with individuals to evaluate the plan to ensure it is meeting the client's goals

Outreach Case Coordinator Program Brochure (English/Spanish)(PDF, 2MB)

District 2 Outreach Case Coordinator:

Sarah Andress
sarah.andress@denvergov.org
720-913-1006

District Commander

Commander Kathleen Bancroft 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.


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