Providing Aid to Officers & Enhancing Public Safety

What We Do

Since its inception, the Denver Police Foundation has sought out and funded programs that make a significant difference in our community.  These are but a few of our programs and their successes.

Foster innovation

Gunshot trauma kits that enable emergency treatment by and for officers and victims.  Kits are in each of the Department’s patrol and SWAT vehicles and have already been credited with saving lives.

Keep pace with rapidly-changing technology

High Activity Location Observation (HALO) cameras that allow immediate response to incidents and video recordings of crimes.  The HALO program also works with the Denver School District, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation District to incorporate all the organizations’ cameras for maximum coverage.  HALO evidence used in criminal prosecutions resulted in a 100 percent conviction rate.

Specialized crime analysis equipment including DNA testing tools credited with the identification, arrest and conviction of a serial rapist.

Promote excellence and wellness

Heart Hero Program, a joint effort with police officers and Porter Adventist Hospital to provide education and screening for police officers at a 200 percent greater risk than the general public for coronary heart disease.  Participating officers are given individual plans to improve their health.  Keeping officers on the job provide significant cost savings to the Department.

Recognize valor

Denver K-9 Unit supporting the officers and dogs that are vital to crime prevention and criminal apprehension.

Denver Police Memorial, an annual event where fallen and injured officers are recognized for their contributions to the community.

Encourage collaboration and synergy

Enhanced participation in COPLINK, a state-wide data sharing program that links information from many jurisdictions and leads to improved crime solving

Strengthen community involvement

Explorer Scout Troop where young people are trained in police procedures, leadership skills, and career planning.  The troop is engaged in state-wide leadership activities.