Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation

A nonprofit organization

Prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery are key to keeping our children and communities safe! Your donation of any amount supports school and community safety by providing our many programs throughout Colorado! Funding should never be a barrier to keep people safe.

Will you make a donation today to support school and community safety? 

Thank you for taking the time to read about the Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation. We know that we can increase school and community safety by focusing on prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. We cover everything from the practical to the tactical with our team of experts. There is an abundance of information on our website, including educational resources, videos, trainings, podcasts, and partnerships that you may want to spend time reviewing and learning from. Don't miss our video, created by a high school student!

As of September 2023, the Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation has trained more than 16,500 law enforcement officers, first responders, educators, parents, students, and community members to help support school and community safety! 

Over the past 5 years, we have traveled to every corner of the Colorado and several other states providing assistance, training, and expertise for communities who need our help! We know how to make our schools and communities more safe and we hope you'll join us in that mission!

About the DeAngelis Center:

The Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety was created to support law enforcement and school safety training and tactics for mass casualty tragedies. As the District of Columbine High School and Deer Creek Middle School, Jeffco Schools knows firsthand the importance of preparedness and response to critical events. The Center is a place where law enforcement and school safety officials can have the difficult conversations, test tactics, share lessons learned; both failures and successes. It is the opportunity for realistic training in a school environment.

The DeAngelis Center, for more than 50 years, was Martensen elementary school in Wheat Ridge Colorado; a place of education for thousands of students. Renamed the Frank DeAngelis Center for Community Safety for our retired Columbine High School Principal in April of 2017, the DeAngelis Center is still a place of education; the students of today are first responders that include law enforcement and fire departments, school safety and victim advocates. From patrol and K9 to school resource officers and SWAT, Bomb squads and rescue task force members and crime scene investigators all train at the Center. The DeAngelis Center features state of the art video, audio, scent, and interactive active shooter simulator technology designed to enhance the realistic training experience. 

The Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation offers a variety of trainings and services supporting school and community safety. We invite you to browse our website and contact us with questions!


Supporting school and community safety through evidence-based training focused on prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery while maintaining a positive climate and culture.

Guiding principles:

We believe prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery are the most important steps in achieving more favorable outcomes for school and community safety. As a result, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art training for all aspects of school and community safety.

Budget constraints should never present a barrier to receiving comprehensive instruction in best safety and security practices; therefore, we provide our programs and support free of charge or low cost to the best of our ability. To do so, we are structured as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and are reliant upon the receipt of grants and donations.

Background Statement

The Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation is a non-profit designed to enhance school and community safety through robust instruction in the consistent application of best practices in school safety and security. Law enforcement, first responders, and school personnel train at the Center under real-world conditions, which include the sights and sounds of active shooter scenarios. This type of real-world training option, within a school structure, is invaluable and one of a kind.  

Visit our website to discover the various trainings we provide to support school and community safety.

Organization Data


Organization name

Jeffco DeAngelis Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief, Education, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

Organization Size

Medium Organization


1829 Denver West Drive Building 27
Golden, CO 80401

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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