The Community Relations Unit strives to increase positive awareness and public confidence in the Denver Sheriff Department through a program of coordinated outreach of staff involvement in community events.
Officers from the DSD K9 unit assisted Officer Lanceferd Alexander at the 8th Grade DPS Career Event on October 16th. The event was held at the Western Stockshow Complex and gave members of the DSD the opportunity to interact with students. Officers were asked questions about working with the DSD and were able to help students complete an assigned work project.
Members of the Denver Sheriff Department including C.H.A.M.P took time to volunteer at the 2nd Annual Safety Expo on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. Agencies including DPD, DFD were able to support the Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation. "The basis for INC is a belief that neighborhood organizations deserve a greater role in shaping Denver’s future, and we believe that individual neighborhoods are stronger when they work together and learn from one another".
The 2013 Scout Show was put on by the Boy Scouts of America and the Denver Area Council on may 5, 2013.
The Denver Sheriff Department partnered with Denver Public Works and other city agencies, on August 6, 2013, in support of the annual “Brush Off Community Challenge” campaign. This event is a graffiti vandalism paint out & clean up in communities along Federal Boulevard. Officer Orozco not only participated in the event, she also brought a large group of family and friends to help support.
For over 20 years, local businesses have partnered with Law enforcement to provide Christmas gifts to sponsored children in the community. Our purpose is to brighten the spirits of children who would not otherwise receive a gift on Christmas morning, and to present police officers as positive figures in their lives. It is community policing at its best, delivering a message of heartfelt caring and concern for children.
Cops Fighting Cancer’s mission is to provide individualized financial, practical and emotional support to Colorado cancer patients and their families. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping Colorado cancer patients and pride themselves in keeping overhead very low, ensuring that donations go directly to the needs of Colorado cancer patients and their families. Cops Fighting Cancer is made up of police and civilian volunteers providing emotional, practical and financial support making a REAL difference in the fight against cancer.
Financial Support: Cops Fighting Cancer provides individualized financial support to families as our resources allow. While medical bills mount, families are still faced with the “everyday” financial obligations that we all face:
For more information visit http://copsfightingcancer.org/.
Students from around the metro area participated in the 2013 Denver After Dark Event on October 18th. This event was a collaboration of efforts from agencies such as UPS, King Soopers, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Walmart and the Denver Sheriff Department. The Denver Sheriff Department supported this event by providing a tour of the DDC from 11pm to 130am. The students were able to interact with staff and get a first hand prospective of how a jail fits in the criminal justice system.
The Denver Sheriff Department participated in supporting the 5th Annual EastSide "Keeping the Peace" March on August 11, 2013. Representing the Denver Sheriff Department were Officers Deanna Gordon, Alexander Lanceferd and James Moore. Councilman Albus Brooks stopped by the DSD booth to show support.
The Epworth Foundation primarily serves families in Denver's 80205 neighborhood. Our goal is to ensure that the needs of the whole person are met, and to maintain the dignity of each person we serve.
For more information visit http://www.epworthfoundation.org.
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Stedman Elementary GRID event with CHAMP on April 27, 2013.
The Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) is a comprehensive plan for reducing gang violence through suppression, intervention and prevention strategies. The GRID program is targeted towards gang members as well as youth at risk of gang involvement.
Members of the Denver Sheriff Department volunteered their time to the 2014 Girls Empowerment Workshop at Montebello High School on May 3, 2014. This program is designed to guide participants in achieving academic success, life skills building, career options and athletic development.
Pictured are Sergeant Ken Juranek, Sergeant Nissa Mills, Sergeant Alberta Compton, Officer Christine Franks, Officer Kristy Fedanick and Lisa Hulla from the Office of Human Resources.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity strives to "create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter" by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes, and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. They are an advocate for affordable housing by promoting decent, affordable housing for all. Supporting the global community’s commitment to housing as a basic human right, habitat for Humanity advocates for just and fair housing policies to eliminate the constraints that contribute to poverty housing.
"We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can live in dignity. We believe that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved through equitable, accountable partnerships. We view our work as successful when it transforms lives and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and spiritual change within a community; when it is based on mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted to us."
For more information visit http://www.habitat.org/.
Members of the Denver Sheriff, Police and Fire Departments participated in the Hope Revival Fest on June 22nd and 23rd.. The goal of this event was to engage with the community, preventing violent crime and promoting peace.
Juneteenth is the oldest know celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The celebration originated in 1865, two years after President Lincoln’s emancipation proclamation. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self development and respect for all cultures.
For more information visit http://juneteenthmusicfestival.com
Director Wilson, along with members from the ERU, Gang Unit and Recruitment teams, participated in the Montebello Community Safety Day on April 20, 2013. This event was held to promote law enforcement interaction with the community. A special thank you went out to Officer Reynaldo Becerra for launching, and acting as, Denver Sheriff Departments' CHAMP mascot. He was a huge hit with the kids and took part in a ride on the Humvee.
This year the Denver Sheriff Department had representation at four National Night Out events throughout the City of Denver. This was a great success and an opportunity to strengthen the neighborhood spirit with law enforcement. Over 20 DSD uniform and civilian staff volunteered time at this event.
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. NATW’s National Night Out program culminates annually, on the first Tuesday of August.
For more information visit http://natw.org/.
The National Western Stock Show is a charitable organization that provides college and graduate level scholarships in aquaculture and medicine for practice in rural areas. The 16 day show also serves as an entertainment arena, hosting one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos, horse show and tradeshow.
For more information visit http://www.nationalwestern.com.
The Denver Sheriff Department supported the PACE Program (Promoting Academics and Character Education) on April 26, 2013.
The PACE Program is a collaboration between Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver, Denver Public Schools and Denver Public Safety Youth Programs. PACE operates two different classrooms throughout the city. These sites are located in the Baker neighborhood (West) and the Montbello neighborhood (East). The Boys and Girls Club operates and manages both sites.
Members of the Denver Sheriff Department volunteered time to support the Safe Summer Kick Off Event at Kepner Middle School on June 1, 2013. This event works collectively with members of the community, public safety and local businesses to help educate and promote kids to have a safe summer.
25 members of the "DSD Team Turbo" pose for a picture before taking on the task of moving a 757 jet weighing over 164,000 lbs to help raise money for Special Olympics. The DSD raised $3,565.00 for this important cause and was able to achieve an outstanding time pulling the plane 12 feet in 7.09 seconds. This was not the winning time, but Team Turbo made a lasting impression and will come back stronger next year.
Jan Gordon (one of the Special Olympics Directors) sent a message stating that the “Special Olympics Colorado loves the Denver Sheriff Department!! Thank you so much for all the support – our athletes are forever grateful.
Special Olympics Mission:
To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
For more information visit http://www.specialolympics.org.
The goal of the DSD Youth Mini Academy is to provide youth in our community with training information and a positive interaction with law enforcement through education. Some of the fun and interactive training that they receive is: