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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

Jan 18, 2022
Bennet challenger Joe O’Dea wins endorsement from Denver police union

Republican Joe O’Dea, a 2022 candidate for Colorado’s U.S. Senate seat, is pictured in a video released by his campaign. (via YouTube) Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea has been endorsed by the largest local police union in Colorado, his campaign said Tuesday. The Denver Police Protective Association said the union’s more than 1,400 members

Jan 06, 2022
A letter to the American public: Why you must decide what you want from cops by Kathleen Dias

If you recruit well, conduct thorough background checks and train constantly, you can have a human with a kind heart and good ethics – but you can’t have perfection It’s time for the American public to decide what we want from law enforcement. Warriors? Counselors? Guardians? Priests? Social workers? Magicians? Do we want the cheapest cops possible? Or, do

Dec 20, 2021
‘Defund the police’ gets mugged by reality

While some cities experiencing a crime surge have increased police budgets, many of the worst-hit cities have defunded the police and eliminated officer positions. WASHINGTON • Irving Kristol famously said that “a neoconservative is a liberal who’s been mugged by reality.” Well, in San Francisco, it appears that liberal Mayor London Breed, D, has not

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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