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Crime’s causes agreed on but not solutions at symposium

Crime rates in Colorado have jumped in the past three years, especially vehicle thefts, burglaries, homicides and aggravated assaults. Law enforcement officials, criminologists and public health experts seem to agree that the increases don’t have a single cause. But they’re divided on what they believe are the most significant contributors, be it public policy decisions

Officers get citizens appreciation award

A local nonprofit on Wednesday honored six Denver police officers with the “Citizens Appreciate Police” Award for their acts of kindness and compassion in their community. Citizens Appreciate Police recognizes local officers who serve “above and beyond the regular call of duty,” according to the nonprofit. “It’s no secret that 2021 provided new challenges for

OPINION When politics replaces heroes by Salena Zito, National…

PITTSBURGH — Just moments after the press reported there had been no fatalities in the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge, the tragic event instantly turned into a political spectacle. “Shame on the Republican lawmakers who didn’t support the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” tweeted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. “Pennsylvanian lives are on the line. It’s long past time for the

Bring cops back to Denver’s schools/The Gazette Editorial Board

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Jones lifts the spirits of a student having a rough day at Peabody Elementary School in Centennial, where Jones serves as a school resource officer. Cops who serve on Colorado’s K-12 campuses have been nothing short of heroes. They have saved students’ lives — literally — and also have changed

PERSPECTIVE: Denver chief explains Colorado’s soaring crime rate/The Gazette…

Denver Police chief Paul Pazen speaks about the cross-town shooting spree that left five people dead the previous night during a press conference at the Lakewood Police Department on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, in Lakewood, Colo. (Timothy Hurst/The Gazette) As Colorado endures a statewide spike in crime — including violence, murders and property crimes — The Gazette’s editorial

Police union VP blames rising crime on public attitudes

DENVER (KDVR) — A Denver police union says rising crime rates in the Mile High City are driven by anti-police policies and attitudes among citizens. The FOX31 Data Desk found Colorado set a record for violent crime last year, with murders up more than 8% and aggravated assaults up 9%. The police department has struggled with retention and

We hold cops accountable. Now how about the rest…

In the last couple years, the state of Colorado has moved to make its police departments much more accountable for their actions and more transparent in how they mete out justice. We’ve required body cams on all officers. We’ve required public data compiled on all infractions by officers, on all use of force, and even

Denver police hamstrung because of anti-police policies, union official…

Watch the latest video at​ Several Denver locals said the city needed a greater “police presence” DENVER – Denver law enforcement have faced major challenges handling the city’s increasing crime because of anti-police policies, among other factors, a local police union official told Fox News. From 2020 to 2021, Denver property crimes increased nearly 27%

Bennet challenger Joe O’Dea wins endorsement from Denver police…

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