A message from the President


Welcome to the Denver Police Protective Association.  Since its incorporation in 1908, the Denver Police Protective Association has worked to protect the rights of Denver law enforcement personnel and promote professionalism. For more than 100 years, the DPPA has become the largest and most respected police organization in Colorado. While many things have changed through time, what remains the same is the DPPA’s commitment to law enforcement and to making our City a better, safer and united place to live.

Today the PPA represents more 1,425 law enforcement officers and provides union-type services such as collective bargaining, labor relations assistance and legal representation. The Association also sponsors and hosts many events to assist and honor law enforcement through our charity Relief Fund.  We have been and will always remain committed to our members and the community we serve. Thank you for visiting our website.

Latest News

Jul 29, 2021
EDITORIAL: The revolving door of ‘justice reform’

It would be funny if it weren’t so frightening. One of the four people arrested when police found a cache of arms, drugs and money in downtown Denver before this month’s All-Star Game pleaded with the judge to go easy on his bail. 42-year-old Richard Platt reasoned that he presented a low risk of flight

Jul 29, 2021
Denver police to focus on “worst of the worst” gun offenders with new team

Police working with ATF and federal prosecutors to target felons illegally carrying guns Denver police hope a new two-person team will help reduce gun violence by cracking down on the city’s most prolific and violent offenders. The city’s police department is teaming up with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local and

Jul 28, 2021
New president of LAPD’s civilian oversight panel rejects ‘defund’ movement

Attorney William Briggs argued that the city needs more sworn officers to keep residents safe By Kevin Rector Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — After being appointed president of the Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight panel on Tuesday, attorney William Briggs promptly rejected the notion that the LAPD should be “defunded,” arguing instead that

Relief Fund and AmazonSmile

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. 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 or simply through your purchases on Amazon.  Our charity link is, where Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to our charity.  We thank you.

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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 or 303-433-8247!

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