The SUN Safety Committee works with the Stapleton community and the Denver Police to increase awareness around safety in the neighborhood.
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 5 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
Please be our guest at the annual Halloween party on October 31st from 5pm until 8pm located at the Denver Police Academy 2155 N. Akron Way. This is one half block north of Montview Blvd. at Yosemite St.
Safety Committee Reports
Denver Police Department Resources
Stapleton is extremely lucky to have the help of District 5'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 5 Substation
4685 Peoria St
Denver, CO 80239
Les Perry, Commander