The UPCC has a Safety Chairperson and he/she actively communicates with Denver Police Department District 3 to help keep our neighborhood safe. If you have specific questions or concerns, feel free to email our safety chair at email@example.com.
Local Crime Statistics are available from the Denver Police Department
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Tips on Keeping Our Neighborhood Safe
The best defense against crime is a neighborhood working together. The following are some tips to help you, your neighbors and your neighborhood be safe:
- If you ever see a crime in progress call, always call 911 immediately.
- If you see suspicious behavior such as “strange” sales person or people going door to door, the same car meeting other vehicles for “exchanges, a person who may be a public nuisance, alley behavior that is not typical, etc. call the Non Emergency number at 720-913-2000.
- Other neighborhood concerns can be directed to our Community Resource Officers Here
- Never leave items such as bags, purses, pack backs in your car.
- Know your neighbors and keep an eye on one another
- Have indoor and outdoor lights on an automatic timer and increase outdoor lighting
- Lock all windows, doors (dog doors too) at night and when you are away from home, even for a few minutes
- Set your alarm if you have one
- Keep a look out for your neighbors
- When leaving home for an extended time, have a neighbor or family member watch your house and pick up your newspapers and mail
- Leave a radio or television on, and a light or two, so the house looks and sounds occupied
- During the holiday season, holiday gifts should not be visible through the windows and doors of your home.
- Target hardening – more secure doors, locks, window latches.
- Make it look like someone is home. Improve visibility – remove obstructions to visibility.
- Trim trees and bushes.
Neighborhood Watch is a process that the Denver Police Department can help you with but in the absence of a formal program, meet your neighbors, let them know when you are away and watch out for each other! If you are interested is setting up a Neighborhood Watch program for your block, please call our Denver Police Department Community Resource Officers.