Community Outreach

Denver Police Department’s Boy Scout Explorer Troop

Denver Police Boy Scout Explorer TroopThese talented young men and women participate in general leadership skill development as well as specialized training in all aspects of law enforcement.  Mentoring and training is provided by select DPD Officers.  Our support provides uniforms, equipment and attendance at an annual regional conference and competition of law enforcement Explorers from throughout the state.

Successes: 

  • Many young people have been involved in the program in the last three years.
  • Five Explorers in the last three years have been selected as cadets in the Denver Public Safety Cadet Program. The Cadet program is highly competitive (250 applicants) for only 20 positions available.  At stake is a four-year Bachelor’s Degree paid for by the City and County of Denver

Cookout with the Cops and School Supply Giveaway

Cookout with the Denver PoliceThis fall event hosted by the DPD provided food, special activities, DPD equipment and specialized training and a chance for the community to meet with DPD officers in an informal, celebratory occasion. The DPF was a major sponsor along with a number of other businesses supporting the effort.

Successes:

  • Over 2,500 attendees
  • Nearly 2,500 school supply kits distributed
  • An amazing dance contest led by DPD officers

Other Funded Projects

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  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Friends of the Denver Fire Department

2016
Support for the annual Public Safety luncheon recognizing efforts of all public safety agencies including fire, police, sheriffs, and others.
Impact: Encourages education and community support for all public safety agencies.

Denver Police Chief’s Community Outreach Fund

2016
Support for a variety of outreach activities supported by the Chief and the Denver Police Department.
Impact: Funds support a number of activities including the participation in social media competitions, youth incentives, give-aways for community events and dignitary visits.

Denver Police Officers’ Foundation – Police Memorial Celebration

2016
Support for the upkeep of the Denver memorial and annual ceremony and lunch to honor fallen officers.
Impact: The annual ceremony and luncheon were attended by City dignitaries and over 350 community representatives to honor fallen officers.

DPD Gang Alternative Incentives Program

2016
Incentives for youth to encourage participation in community activities and out of gangs.
Impact: Based on successes in the previous year, the program to provide gift cards to officers working with youth in the community as prizes for participation in alternative programs for youth at schools and community organizations was continued.

DPD “Cookout with the Cops and School Supply Giveaway”

2016
A major community lunch and giveaway of school supplies to increase visibility and goodwill.
Impact: About 3,000 people (children and families) attended this event near East High School that featured food, snow cones, face painting, and other activities for the community event. A highlight included a dance contest led by Denver Police Officers and judged by Chief White and Executive Director O’Malley. The event was hailed as a great success by attendees and officers.

Denver Police Department: “Police Explorers”

2016
A directed-grant in support of the Boy Scouts Explorer Post at the Denver Police Department to enable them to attend a regional conference where they meet with other Explorer troops and receive leadership, professional and other educational opportunities.
Impact: Explorers and their leaders attended the conference. They were successful in a number of exercises and competitions.

DPD “District Commanders’ Officer and Community Outreach Program”

2016
Current efforts at the DPD include increasing the responsibilities and authority of the six District and Airport Commanders who lead the police throughout the City. To assist these commanders in strengthening officer recognition and morale as well as working closely with community members in special activities and community recognition events, the DPF supports a fund of $2,000 at each district as well as the Denver International Airport.
Impact: Commanders have used funds to host community events and recognize officers for extraordinary efforts. Funds have increased officer morale as well as improved the community’s attitude toward the DPD.

Friends of the Denver Fire Department

2015
Support for the annual Public Safety luncheon recognizing efforts of all public safety agencies including fire, police, sheriffs, and others.
Impact: Encourages education and community support for all public safety agencies.

Denver Police Officers’ Foundation (DPOF)—Police Memorial Celebration

2015
Support for the upkeep of the Denver memorial and annual ceremony and lunch to honor fallen officers.
Impact: The annual ceremony and luncheon were attended by City dignitaries and over 350 community representatives to honor fallen officers.

Denver Police Department Gang Alternative Incentives Program

2015
Incentives for youth to encourage participation in community activities and out of gangs.
Impact: Gift cards were provided to officers working with youth in the community as prizes for participation in alternative programs for youth at schools and community organizations.

Denver Police Department: “Police Explorers”

2015
A directed grant in support of the Boy Scouts Explorer Post at the Denver Police Department to enable them to attend a regional conference where they meet with other Explorer troops and receive leadership, professional and other educational opportunities.
Impact:

Denver Police Department “District Commanders’ Officer and Community Outreach Program”

2015
Current efforts at the DPD include increasing the responsibilities and authority of the six District and Airport Commanders who lead the police throughout the City. To assist these commanders in strengthening officer recognition and morale as well as working closely with community members in special activities and community recognition events, the DPF supports a fund of $2,000 at each district as well as the Denver International Airport.
Impact: Commanders have used funds to host community events and recognize officers for extraordinary efforts. Funds have increased officer morale as well as improved the community’s attitude toward the DPD.

Friends of the Denver Fire Department

2014
Support for the annual Public Safety luncheon recognizing efforts of all public safety agencies including fire, police, sheriffs, and others.
Impact: Encourages education and community support for all public safety agencies.

Denver PPA Relief Fund

2014
Support for the charitable activities of the PPA providing services to DPD officers.
Impact: Direct services to officers needing individual and family assistance are provided.

DPD “District Commanders’ Officer & Community Outreach Program”

2014
Current efforts at the DPD include increasing the responsibilities and authority of the six District Commanders who lead the police throughout the City. To assist these commanders in strengthening officer recognition and morale as well as working closely with community members in special activities and community recognition events, the DPF supports a fund of $2,000 at each district.
Impact: Commanders have used funds to host community events and recognize officers for extraordinary efforts. Funds have increased officer morale as well as improved the community’s attitude toward the DPD.

DPD “Police Explorers”

2014
Funds were provided in support of the Boy Scouts Explorer Post at the Denver Police Department to enable them to attend a regional conference where they meet with other Explorer troops and receive leadership, professional and other educational opportunities.
Impact: Ten Explorers and four adult advisors attended the conference. Participants competed and were successful in six of 10 competitions with 50 other troops and received important leadership training and skills. This year’s group had more females than males attend.

DPD Social Media Program

2014
Continuation funding for additional equipment and marketing for the social media program.
Impact: The DPD is recognized nationally for its efforts to “tell its own stories” through Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, blogs and other social media activities. These efforts are viewed by millions of people locally, nationally and internationally.