How we give back

Providing Officer and Community Support

The DPF raises funds for a variety of initiatives. Officer safety being the top priority. Other priorities include programs that prevent, deter, reduce and eliminate crime wherever possible, decreasing victimization.

The Denver Police Foundation (DPF) has identified four strategic initiatives to guide its efforts in supporting the Denver Police Department and community.

Broaden Community Outreach

The DPF recognizes the importance of the relationship between the Denver Police Department and the community it serves. We also recognize the importance of educating the public about the Denver Police Department and DPF activities. The DPF will support activities to strengthen these relationships and advance education efforts.

Promote Officer & Community Safety

The DPF knows that officer and community safety is paramount. We look for and support efforts to protect our officers and community through innovative tools that save lives. We also emphasize partnerships that leverage DPF funding.

Your Help Matters!

Your generous gift helps us to provide critical support to our DPD Officers and Community. THANK YOU!

Advance Innovative Technology and Training

It is critical that the Denver Police Department have the most advanced crime-fighting equipment and training. We will support pilot programs and leverage other resources to help the Department remain innovative.

Service Recognition

The DPF 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.


Mounted Patrol

The Mounted Patrol unit was established in the late 1800’s to help patrol large areas, Denver Stockyards and other open spaces. However, by 1932, motorcycles and automobiles put the Mounted patrol out of business. With the exception of a couple horses that were used by park police, the others were sold at auction. By 1935, not a single horse was in service. Fifty years later, an “ad-hoc” Mounted Patrol was pulled together by volunteers for a special event, and it was such a huge success that the unit was re-established in 1985. We are proud to continue to support this incredible unit. If you want to support the Mounted Patrol, click the link and donate now!