Crime & Safety

Sharing helpful crime prevention and safety tips extends our efforts to ensure safety and exemplify the value of police and community partnerships. It takes all of us working together cooperatively to have a safe community. Your participation in the use of these tips will ultimately have an impact on safety and the quality of life in the Village.

To report information on an unresolved crime or individuals wanted by Police go to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers.

City Hall Parking Lot a Safe Exchange Place 

Many residents buy or sell items online and it is the Village’s goal to assure your safety when exchanging these items.  We would like to offer the City Hall parking lots as a safe place for buyer-seller transactions and custody exchanges instead of using your private residence.  This location will increase safety for residents buying and selling goods through websites like Craigslist and Facebook's Marketplace. Please know our parking lots are designated places for you to complete these transactions, without the fear of being a victim of a crime. For more information, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525.

Burglary Prevention Safety and Security Tips from the Chief of Police

Seven simple TIPS on potentially preventing yourself from becoming a victim of a burglary, criminal trespass, or theft.

* Leave a front and back porch light on during evening hours.
* Ensure all doors and windows are shut and locked during the evening or when you're away from the home.  
* Leave at least one light on inside of the home during the evening hours or if you're away from the home for an extended period.
* If your home is equipped with an alarm, set it at nighttime or when you're gone for an extended period and notify your alarm company of the time frame in which you will not be home.   Also,  ensure it functions properly by testing it regularly with your contracted service provider.
* If you're going to be away from the home for any length of time, leave a stereo or radio on inside the home playing softly.    
* Have a trusted neighbor or family member pick up newspapers or package deliveries daily if you plan to be out of town.
* Ensure vehicles that are left outside of the garage are locked and valuables or belongings are removed, including removing or securing the garage door opener from public view. 
That fact is criminals are opportunists.  Applying these seven crime prevention tips can remove the opportunities a criminal might see otherwise, as well these tips will better safeguard your personal property.     
For more information, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525.