Safety Committee responsibilities include:
• Partnering with the Denver Police Department to help establish programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Good Stranger/Bad Stranger (in the schools for children), and Urban Bike Cops;
• Acting as liaison to the Denver Police Academy to organize community workshops and programs such as self-defense classes, financial crimes prevention, and tips to secure homes against burglaries;
• Providing a point-of-contact for Stapleton neighbors and the Denver Police Department for working through crimes, as well as issues and concerns throughout the neighborhood. (please see Town Center COP Shop )
For more information or to notify us about a safety concern or something happening in your area, please contact Town Center COP Shop, one of the other Safety Committee members, or contact your Block Captain or Regional Block Captain (for more information on Block Captains, please see Outreach site).
To report non-emergencies or something you suspect as suspicious behavior, please call the District Two Denver Police Department non-emergency number
Halloween Safety Information
Additional Tips from Denver Police Department.
Hello Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that you all had a great summer and as fall quickly approaching, I am reminded that Halloween is quickly approaching. I want to share a few simple safety tips for keeping our little ghosts and goblins safe as they enjoy one of my favorite days of the year; Halloween. These tips may be helpful from having your day be frightful.
Some of the tips used in this article were taken from keepkidshealthy.com and I encourage parents and grandparents to talk to the children about safety and how to avoid common dangers associated with Halloween.
Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards so that your children have a fun and safe Halloween. Some tips to make Halloween safe include:
- choose a costume made of flame retardant material
- costumes should be short enough so that they don't cause your child to trip and fall,
- for good visibility, add some reflective tape to the costume or bag he is using to carry candy or make/choose a costume made of bright material that is visible in the dark
- masks should fit securely and allow your child to see well and not hinder visibility
- if using face paint, make sure it is nontoxic and hypoallergenic
- knives, swords and other props should be made of a flexible material, so that they don't pose a hazard if fallen on
- children should be well supervised by an adult when trick-or-treating. Older children should trick-or-treat in large groups in well known neighborhoods.
- carry a flashlight
- stick to well lit houses in familiar neighborhoods only
- follow traffic signals and rules of the road
- drive slowly
- avoid taking shortcuts across backyards or alleys. Stick to the sidewalks of well lit streets
- instruct your children to bring all candy home before eating it so that you can carefully inspect it for tampering. Children shouldn't snack while they're out trick-or-treating, before parents have a chance to inspect the goodies. To help prevent children from munching, give them a snack or light meal before they go -- don't send them out on an empty stomach.
- Tell children not to accept -- and, especially, not to eat--anything that isn't commercially wrapped.
- Throw out candy or treats that are homemade, unwrapped or if they appear to have been tampered with (pinholes in wrappers, torn wrappers, etc.)
- Parents of young children should remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies or small toys.
- Wash all fresh fruit thoroughly, inspect it for holes, including small punctures, and cut it open before allowing children to eat it.
General safety tips
- homeowners should prepare their home for trick-or-treaters by removing obstacles from the front yard, restraining dogs and other animals, and lighting the house well
As a reminder, please be our guest at the District Two 17th annual Halloween party on Sunday October 31st from 5pm until 8pm located at the Denver Police Academy 2155 N. Akron Way. This is one half blocks north of Montview Bl at Yosemite St.
Safety Committee Reports
The SUN Safety Committee works with the Stapleton community and the Denver Police to increase awareness around safety in the neighborhood.
Denver Police Department Resources
Stapleton is extremely lucky to have the help of District 2's Community Resource Officers acting as liaisons to the Denver Police Department and Denver Police Academy. For more information on Community Resource Officers, and other DPD information, please see Helpful Links
District 2 Substation
3921 N. Holly Street\
Denver, CO 80205
Rhonda Jones, Commander
Denver Cop Shop Now Open
Town Center COP Shop Volunteers Needed!!
The Community Operated Policing Storefront (COP Shop) is a great way for Stapleton and surrounding communities to be involved in our own safety. The purpose of the COP Shop is to help reduce crime, make neighborhoods safer, and encourage positive working relationships between law enforcement and the public. The COP Shop is a resource for the community to make referrals to city agencies (such as reporting potholes, traffic concerns, and other 311-types of issues), handling non-criminal complaints, as well as providing community information and programs.
The COP Shop provides a convenient location for Denver Police Officers to come while on duty to file reports, check-in with the community, and help us with current issues. The Shop also adds the extra benefit of being a deterrent to crime in the community.
We are planning to utilize the COP Shop as a location to hold programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Family Safety Nights, Self-Defense Classes, and Safety presentations, as well as provide helpful information and resources (e.g.; Denver Citizens for Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Crime Statistics, Tips to Keeping Your Home Safe from Burglars) to the community.
Now is your chance to get involved in Safety in Stapleton! The Town Center COP Shop is open, and needs volunteers!
Please contact the Town Center COP Shop for more information and to volunteer! To get started, please fill out the "Application to Volunteer" by clicking on the link below, and submit it to the Town Center COP Shop, or to Sgt. Eric Knutson at the District 2 Police Department, 3921 N. Holly St.
The COP Shop is staffed entirely by volunteers in the community -- therefore hours of operation are determined by the amount of volunteers we have, and the hours they can support the shop being open. Please check the door of the Shop for current hours, or contact Julie Cameron (email@example.com) for more information.
Citizen Emergency Response Training
Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT) is a free course that provides citizens with comprehensive training in disaster preparedness and response. Through classroom learning and hands-on training people will learn how to help themselves, their families and their neighbors during and immediately following a disaster, and in the process save lives that may otherwise be lost.
The following link will take you to the CERT website, and provides information on dates for the CERT program:
Please see the attached brochure for more information, and the "CERT Registration Form" link below to register.
Self Defense Classes
Corporal Richard Stensgaard offers free self-defense training to the women in the community! The program is offered through the Denver Police Academy in conjunction with Innovative Martial Arts. The instructors from the Academy and Innovative Martial Arts train the women in the area of self-defense and personal safety using a style of self-defense known as Krav Maga.
We need to have enough interest in to form a group of people attending these classes before we can schedule classes with the Corporal Stensgaard & the DPA. If you are interested, please contact the Town Center COP Shop.
2009 Crime Statistics
Denver Police Department District 2
Denver Police Deparment District 2 Community Resource Officers
Denver Crime Victims Network
Sex Offenders Registry
On-line Graffiti Report Filing
Please report any graffiti to the Master Community Association: 303-420-4433 or the Graffiti Removal Hotline: 720-865-7867.
Office of the Independant Monitor