The Denver Police Foundation

Support the Denver Police Department: Broadening community outreach; promote officer and community safety; advance innovative technology and training; increase awareness and recognize departmental service.

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Cookout with the Cops and School Supply Giveaway

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Families
General population

Description

Annual event featuring a free picnic, activities including face-painting, rock climbing, tricycle obstacle course, dance contest and free backpacks filled with school supplies.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Attendance at the event has increased over the two years it has been held. This year over 3,000 people attended and school supplies were provided to nearly 2,500 families and children.

300 Degree Simulator

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

General Public
General Public/Unspecified

Description

A state-of-the-art training simulator for police officers in Denver and made available to departments throughout the Metro Area and state.
The simulator provides 300 degree scenarios for shoot/don't shoot situations, use of less lethal force and deescalation techniques. Up to four officers can be trained at a time.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Training qualifications.

Specialized SWAT equipment

Class

Public Safety, Disaster Services 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

SWAT officers are faced with serious incidents, many requiring entry from building roofs or climbing from other locations. Specialized equipment and training provides SWAT officers with the capability to make these unique entries safer.

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

Program just underway.

Special camera for crime reporting

Class

Public Safety, Disaster Services 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

Cameras for patrol and traffic operations that enhance crime reporting.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Cameras have aided in collecting evidence and resulted in increased convictions of criminals.

Denver Police Explorers

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General
Females
Males
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Program in partnership with the Boy Scouts that trains young men and women in leadership as well as police procedures and policies to prepare them for careers in law enforcement.

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Evidence of Program's Success

A large number of Explorers have gone on to have careers in law enforcement in the Denver Police Department and other metro area police agencies.

Canine Officers

Class

Public Safety, Disaster Services 

Beneficiaries

General Public

Description

Purchase of two canine officers for Denver Bomb unit--explosive sniffing dogs.

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

SWAT dog, Vis, instrumental in capture of suspects in robbery
Sniffer dogs instrumental in evidence collection in drug cases

Gunshot Trauma Kits

Class

Crime & Legal 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

Specialized equipment that can be used to in gunshot violence to save lifes before emergency medical responders can arrive.

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

Kits have already been credited by medical personnel with saving three lives, an officer attacked by a dog that severed an artery and a young girl caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting; a Colorado State Patrol Officer. The kit was also used in a recent incident by two officers who were able to save a victim until he arrived at Denver Health ER.

Active Shooter Equipment

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

General Public/Unspecified

Description

Specialized equipment for each police district to protect officers in emergency shooting situations.

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

Officers very supportive of having equipment. Fortunately no active shooter incidents this year that caused the use of the equipment.

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