The Foundation recognizes the dedication, effort and sacrifice of the men and women of the Department, both sworn and civilian.  We believe it is important to recognize and show appreciation for their efforts.

Honor our DPD Heroes

This annual event recognizes officers who are awarded Medals of Honor, Valor, Preservation of Life, Distinguished Service Crosses and Purple Hearts as well as the Officer of the Year. The event is hosted by the Denver Police Foundation and is attended by community and business leaders as well as officers and their families.


Officers who have gone over and above the usual call of duty are celebrated for their bravery and dedication. Since it’s inception, the Foundation has honored 123 officers. They are recognized with proclamations from Denver’s Mayor and highlighted for their service in The Denver Post.

Denver Police Department Employee Recognition and Appreciation Luncheon

Amount: $20,000

Support for the second annual all employee recognition lunch.


Chief White developed a special event to recognize the accomplishments of all officers and civilians at the DPD. The event celebrates the DPD and provides the opportunity for the Command Staff and the Denver Police Foundation to say a huge “thank you”.

Other Funded Projects