2021 National Police Week Washington DC
2021 Police Memorial Wreath

2021 National Police Week
Washington DC

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

Oct 06, 2021
$400 vaccine bonus for city workers on table

The City Council will consider a proposal to give $400 bonuses to city employees in compliance with Denver’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate after a council committee approved the plan Tuesday. The proposal passed in a 4-2 vote after it was delayed in September due to criticisms from committee members regarding the inclusion employees exempt from getting

Oct 03, 2021
Amid rising crime, cycle of arrest, release and repeat frustrates Denver police

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen announced a new partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on July 28, 2021 to crack down on gun possession by people prohibited from having them because of previous felony convictions. Julia Cardi/The Denver Gazette y the time Denver police arrested Bradley Widick in late August with a stolen

Oct 02, 2021
50 years later, a son marks his father’s death as a ‘hero’

Denver Police Officer Merle Nading was shot to death on October 3, 1971. DENVER — Fifty years later, Lance Nading says he remembers it like it was yesterday – the worst yesterday of his life. “It changed my life forever,” Lance said. It was Oct. 3, 1971. Lance’s father, Denver Police Officer Merle Nading, responded

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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0741469, where Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com 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 eventcenter@dppa.com or 303-433-8247!

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