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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

Sep 18, 2021
Three shootings — one fatal — and a stabbing reported overnight in Denver

A woman was killed in a shooting near East 40th Avenue and Steele Street Overnight Friday in Denver police responded to three shootings — one of them fatal — and a stabbing in the city. The fatal shooting happened near East 40th Avenue and Steele Street, police said. The victim, a woman, was taken to

Sep 14, 2021
Editorial: Democrats say crime is down … if you don’t count the massive spike in homicides!

by Washington Examiner| September 14, 2021 12:00 AM In 2020, the year police were turned into the bad guys, murder rose by 25% in the U.S., according to preliminary FBI data. That is an astounding increase for a single year. Correlation does not necessarily imply causation. But then, sometimes it does, or at least it seems

Aug 29, 2021
EDITORIAL: Soft on crime means soft on drugs by The Gazette editorial Board

The DEA, Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the 17th Judicial District Attorney and the Arvada Police Department announced on Feb. 12, that they had dismantled an international drug trafficking network operating in the state.  During the investigation authorities seized cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, fake oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl and bundles of cash.  Courtesy of the Colorado

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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