About the Denver Police Department

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The goal of the Denver Police Department is to provide high quality services to the citizens of Denver so that all citizens may enjoy a safe and secure community.

Towards that end, the police department offers many services to citizens. One service is a special needs registry.  If you or someone in your family has a disability or a special need, you may want to fill out this form in order to make the police department aware of that need.  For more information, or to fill out the online form, you can go to:

http://www.denvergov.org/911/911SpecialNeedsRegistry/tabid/424814/Default.aspx

If you or a family member have been the victim of a crime.  You might want to contact the Victim Assistance Unit or VAU at 720-913-6035.  The VAU can provide services, resources and information to crime victims which can be of assistance.  For more information on the different types of programs available, you can go online to http://www.denvergov.org/HomePage/tabid/423629/Default.aspx.

At the website online, you can do the following: look up information about a crime, report a crime, look up information on sex offenders in your area, search court records, request records, or find information on carrying a concealed handgun.

In addition, you can also find information on The H.A.L.O crime prevention program.  H.A.L.O. stands for High Activity Location Observation.  As part of this program, video surveillance cameras are used in public areas where there is a history of crime and other disturbances.  The goal is to provide for the safety and security of citizens by deterring crime.

Information about the Denver Police Foundation is also on the website.  The foundation is a non-profit organization which raises funds in order to help reduce crime and improve the life of citizens in the Denver area.  Donations from the public are accepted.

The Crisis Intervention Team or CIT has been developed in order to help officers handle crisis situations with people that have mental illnesses. The overall goal of the program is to help individuals with mental illness receive the help that they need instead of having them deal with the criminal justice system except in a case where a crime has been committed. In order to accomplish these goals, officers must take a 40 hour training and continuing education course in order to learn about the situations that can arise when dealing with such cases. A licensed mental health professional is also available to answer questions that officers may have.  Each district has a CIT co-coordinator who can be contacted for more information.  Corporal Kirk Miller is the co-coordinator for District 1 or Northwest Denver; Sgt. Eric Knutson is the co-coordinator for District 2 or NE of Downtown Denver; Sgt. Greg Jones is the co-coordinator for District 3 or SE Denver; Officer Fernando Benavides is the co-coordinator for District 4 or SW Denver; Corporal AB Allen is the co-coordinator for District 5 or Montbello; and Sgt. Kenneth Johnson is the co-coordinator for District 6 or Downtown Denver.

In order to find out about police stations or police services in your area, you can go online to http://www.denvergov.org/denvermaps/report.asp?rpt=pol&cat=csafe&me=3106976%2C1644364%2C3255209%2C1761837

Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, but contact the police force at 720-913-2000 for non-emergencies.

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