Safety

The UPCC has a Safety Chairperson and he/she actively communicates with Denver Police Department District 3 to help keep our neighborhood safe.  We also notify the neighborhood via email notification systems if there are concerns the neighborhood should be made aware of.  If you have specific questions or concerns, feel free to email our safety chair at safety@upcc.us.

Local Crime Statistics are available from the Denver Police Department

Click here for current crime statistics and maps.

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 Officer at 720-913-1183 or 720-913-1248.
  • 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

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.

Safety Notes from the University Park Community Council