It is sponsored by the Denver Police Department to partner with the community, for the purpose of assisting victims of crime (specifically anti-LGBTQ bias motivated crimes). The program's purpose is to encourage reporting of these crimes, reduce Anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment by public awareness , and to provide a physical safe space for victims of crime, while they await the arrival of police.
The Denver Police Department sees the value of accurate reporting of all crimes, so appropriate strategies can be utilized to reduce and prevent crime. This low cost program is fully in line with the DPD Mission Statement: In partnership with the community, we endeavor to operate a police agency with a focus on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.
This program encourages the reporting of these crimes. It also educates the public on the fact that these crimes are still occurring.
The LGBTQ Liaison Officer strengthens the relationship between the LGBTQ community and the Police Department by creating mutual trust and confidence in the Police through community involvement, departmental education, and the provision of fair and professional policing services.
Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (720) 913-6010
Non-Emergency Line: (720) 913-2000
Dial 911 for Emergencies
Any Denver business, school, or organization can be part of the DPD Safe Place program by agreeing to:
1. Place a clearly visible DPD SAFE PLACE sticker in the window, letting the public know their business will provide a safe place for victims of ANY crime while waiting for the police to arrive.
2. The business/employee will call 911 or assist the victim(s) in calling 911 and encrouage reporting of the crime.
If you are interested in participating, please contact:
Lieutenant Michael Wyatt
Lieutenant Layla Destaffany
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE PARTICIPATION BY PRIVATE RESIDENCES.