On a recent Wednesday in May, more than four dozen police recruits stood outside the Blazing Chicken Shack in Park Hill listening to owner Rhonda Banks talk about how she and other small business owners have felt ignored by the Denver Police Department over the years.
…NE News Updates
This month: Glissade Coffee Opens in NW Aurora; Alexan Montview Plaza Progress; East High Con-Law Fourth in Nation; Northfield Drones; Suncor Update; Denver Discovery Classrooms; and Costco Opens in Green Valley Ranch.
Parents and Students Demand School Safety
Anger has been growing after two recent incidents of gun violence at East High School, which left one student dead and two administrators wounded. Thousands of students, parents, teachers, and administrators are demanding that leaders at Denver Public Schools (DPS) take action to make schools safer.
NE Denver Forum: Creating Safer Communities
What does it mean to create a safe neighborhood? How can youth violence be prevented? How can school shootings be stopped? These were among the many complex issues discussed at the November 16 neighborhood forum sponsored by Central Park United Neighbors and Front Porch.
Denver’s Successful STAR Program a Model for Rep. Crow’s Mental Health Bill
United States Congressman Jason Crow is the co-sponsor of a bill that would prevent law enforcement officers from needing to respond to calls involving mental health crises. The bill, which was passed by the House, would provide local governments with grants to form mental health units, instead of police, to respond to certain 911 calls.
Auto Theft and Car Crimes Soar in NE Denver
Over the past three years, the rates of car crimes committed in Denver have skyrocketed and include vandalism, catalytic converter removal, gasoline siphoning, and vehicle theft. Although these problems are impacting the entire city, car crimes have been especially prevalent in Northeast Denver neighborhoods.
Guns to Garden Tools
Denver residents who no longer want guns in their homes previously had few options to discard their weapons.
Will More Police Reduce Rising Crime Rates?
Local crime data for 2022 offers a view of the patterns occurring in our neighborhoods, and DPD Chief Paul Pazen explains how the shortage is impacting these trends.
Uvalde’s response didn’t go well…Is Denver Prepared?
The recent Uvalde shooting was a tragic reminder that we have come to expect that police now know how best to respond to a school shooter and will act based on the latest and best conclusions of law enforcement and education professionals. The delay in Uvalde that cost additional lives led us to ask spokespersons from Denver Police Department (DPD) and Denver Public Schools (DPS) about their readiness for such an event.
The Marshall Fire: Could it Happen Here?
Last year’s devastating Marshall fire, which raced across open-space grasslands and destroyed more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County, has led many homeowners to question whether a similar disaster could happen in Central Park.