To assist the Police Department in making Denver neighborhoods safe, it's important to report all crime and suspicious activities to the numbers provided to the left of this page. Learn more below:
When you are Alone in your Home
Keep you house locked when you are away as well as when you are home and use deadbolt locks to secure your home. The deadbolt lock has a bolt that must be activated by a key or thumb turn. It offers good security because it is not spring activated and cannot be opened with a credit card. Deadbolt locks should meet these criteria to be a good security device:
Visible House Numbers
Visible house numbers are important. They can save police officers, firefighters and paramedic’s valuable time. House numbers are especially important if you live where there is an alley. Police officers and firefighters will often respond in the alley, as access is sometimes better.
Fences: Privacy vs. chain link. Burglars prey on privacy. Fences that allow activity to be seen in your yard are preferable to “privacy” fences.
Trees and shrubbery: Should be trimmed 6 inches below windows and at least 3 feet away from doors. Shrubbery such as rose bushes or other thorny varieties serve as a good deterrent to window peepers.
Landscape rock: Large landscape rock (golf ball size or larger) can be used to damage your property. Small landscape rock (smaller than golf ball size) is both decorative and, if someone walks on them, will be easily heard.
When you are on Vacation
Lighting and Electronic Timers
Always lock up your bicycles if they’re kept outside or in a garage. Otherwise, keep them inside the house.
Registering your bike is a great tool that aids officers in the recovery of stolen bikes and helps ensure the bicycle is returned to its rightful owner. You may also register your bike at any police station or COP Shop.
For more information on bike registration, bicycle auctions, and recovered bikes, contact:
phone: (720) 865-0090
fax: (720) 865-0051
Detective Lance Rushton
Attitude and Awareness
Contact your District Community Resource Officer to sign up for the five-hour Denver Police Department Free Women’s Self Defense Course. This is a comprehensive crime prevention class that focuses on Self Defense using Krav Maga techniques.
First, contact your Denver Neighborhood Resource Officer to inform them about your intent to start a new watch program. Use our interactive map to locate your neighborhood police station, and contact the neighborhood resource officer listed on your police station's web page. Download the Neighborhood Watch Booklet. (5 MB PDF). You can also download a Property Inventory Record to record your valuable possessions.
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:
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.
Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 913-6010
Non-Emergency: (720) 913-2000
Dial 911 for Emergencies
If you have information about suspects, or wish to remain anonymous, please call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) or click link above.
Your district community resource officer provides community assistance on issues such as neighbor disputes, public nuisances, zoning issues, fraud and crime prevention, and other neighborhood concerns. Community Resource Officers (CROs) attend regular meetings with neighborhood organizations to provide training on issues pertaining to, but not limited to the Neighborhood Watch program, commmercial and home security, gang awareness, crime prevention, and more. Visit your police district page to learn more about our program.