Crime Prevention

For Residents

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.

  1. Leave a front and back porch light on during evening hours.
  2. Ensure all doors and windows are shut and locked during the evening or when you're away from the home. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.     
  6. Have a trusted neighbor or family member pick up newspapers or package deliveries daily if you plan to be out of town.
  7. 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.


For Businesses

Services to Safeguard Your Business and Employees

Through Environmental Design

The Greenwood Village Police Department is proud to be a participant in the Crime Free International Association. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social, and administrative environment. It is pronounced "sep-ted" and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms.

We provide CPTED Surveys for your business, residence, or school free of charge.  You can contact to Police Department to schedule your survey.  

Knox Box

Safety is one of the most important items to consider for your business. Greenwood Village Police Department has partnered with Knox Box Corporation to assist your business with the implementation of this project. The purpose of the Knox Box is to allow the police department access to your building in the event of an emergency. Our police department will come to your business and assist you with the proper location of your Knox Box and give you the order form unique to Greenwood Village Police Department. Businesses should keep in mind that the fire department Knox Box is unique to their agency and the police department does not have access to their Knox Box.

Office Safety and Active Shooter Presentation

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

The Greenwood Village Police Department provides training and best practices for emergency situations, including an active shooter scenario. Planning for emergency situations will help to mitigate the likelihood of an incident by establishing mechanisms when an emergency situation occurs.  This training, known as Active Threat Response Training has been temporarily postponed until further notice due to COVID restriction.  Please check back in the future for upcoming trainings.  

For more information, please call 303-773-2525.