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

May 11, 2021
Hail to hardworking cops by Barbara A. Schwartz

To those men and women in blue who go to work each day to bring hope to the hopeless, to save a life and maybe a soul – we honor you Author’s note: When I was asked to write a column for National Police Week, I struggled on how to put on paper what was in

May 11, 2021
Suspect being held for investigation of attempted first-degree murder after allegedly shooting Denver police officer

Police are holding a 40-year-old man to investigate attempted first-degree murder, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and first-degree criminal trespassing Pedro Juan Gallegos, 40, is being held by Denver police as they investigate the shooting of a police officer on Saturday, according to the department. The Denver Police Department is holding Gallegos to explore

May 09, 2021
Denver police officer shot in Sunnyside late Saturday; suspect at large

The neighborhood manhunt ended Sunday morning A Denver police officer was shot in the leg late Saturday night in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, prompting an hours-long manhunt that ended early Sunday morning. The officer underwent emergency surgery and was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, Denver police said. The officer was shot just before 11 p.m. as

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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