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A message from the President


Welcome to 2024 and the Denver Police Protective Association’s website.  I am honored to have been re-elected to serve as the PPA president for the 2024 term and look forward to representing the men and women of this Association.  We thank our police officers for their service to the community. Their dedication and hard work is greatly appreciated.  As the president, I want to take this opportunity to also thank our community for its continued support of our officers. We are committed to serving and protecting the City of Denver, and we appreciate the trust and confidence in us.

As we move into 2024, we are facing new challenges and opportunities. The PPA is working hard to ensure our officers have the resources and training they need to do their jobs effectively and safely. We are also committed to building stronger relationships with the community.  We know we cannot do this work alone. We need your help and support and as we move into 2024, let us continue to work together to make our neighborhoods safer and more secure. Together, we can build a better future for all of us.  Thank you.

Latest News

Mar 27, 2024
Denver recognizes its first policewoman in honor of Women’s History Month

Sadie Likens joined the police department in 1888 to help women in the prison.   Author: 9news.com Published: 9:41 PM MDT March 27, 2024 Reprinted from Denver recognizes its first policewoman in

Mar 24, 2024
As crime in Denver soars, RTD finds itself in the frontlines

To RTD, the crimes that are happening are a microcosm of a larger, societal challenge that is seeping its way into its buses, trains and stations The Lakewood Police Department

Mar 10, 2024
14 shootings with 56 victims: Denver sees spike in multi-victim shootings even as homicides drop

Across state, number of Colorado youth charged with homicide spiked in 2023, hitting at least a 22-year high Nancy Velin sits with a photo printout of her son’s obituary notice

Donate to the PPA Relief Fund

The Denver Police Protective Association Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity established in 2003 to provide first responders immediate funds after suffering or experiencing an unexpected loss or expense. We also provide scholarship opportunities to active PPA members and their families. While we always hope there are no critical incidents resulting in injury to those who serve our community by providing public safety, the reality is the service demands recognition of the many dangers inherent to members of this profession.  All are welcome to help out the first responders and their families who have been injured, suffering from an unexpected catastrophic event, or have fallen in the line of duty.  You can donate here via PayPal or mail a check to 2105 Decatur Street, Denver, CO  80211. We thank you and every donation helps, no matter how small or how large! 

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Event Center

The PPA Event Center is a public event center located in the heart of Denver, offering professional, experienced staff, a pleasant atmosphere, and the perfect location to create your successful event.  Located one-half mile from downtown Denver, the PPA Event Center is the ideal place for your next meeting, conference, trade show, company party or social gathering. Just 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, we are located near Empower Field at Mile High (formerly known as Invesco Field at Mile High), the Pepsi Center, Coors Field, Downtown Aquarium, Elitch Gardens, LoDo and many local restaurants and attractions.  We offer free parking, flexible space size, linens and rentals, Internet access, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, versatile catering options, on-site liquor license, personalized atmosphere and dedicated event managers—everything you need to make your event unforgettable.

Contact the PPA Event Center today at eventcenter@dppa.com or 303-433-8247!

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