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Denver’s Focus on School Safety

Apr. 17, 2019



Sonny Jackson
Director of Communications
Denver Police Department
O: 720.913.6142 | C: 720.663.8203

Will Jones
Director of Media Relations
Denver Public Schools
O: 720.423.2206 | C: 720.448.3751

Denver’s Focus on School Safety

Denver – April 17, 2019 – Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Denver Police Department (DPD) continue working closely together to keep schools safe, especially this week. Due to the recent threat to schools in the Denver-metro area, along with the upcoming anniversary of the Columbine shootings on April 20, law enforcement officers from DPD and the DPS Department of Safety will have increased visibility of safety personnel on and around Denver school campuses. This presence also applies to afterschool and athletics events.

Community involvement is also critical to the safety of our schools. Both agencies request that individuals be vigilant and quickly report suspicious activities, statements and/or threats of violence against our schools. For an immediate threat, please call 911. You can also report your concerns to Safe2Tell at 877-542-7233, or online at Calls can also go to the Denver police non-emergency number at 720-913-2000.

Our residents can be assured that Denver Public Schools and the Denver Police Department are committed to the safety of our community. Although there are no known threats at this time, law enforcement officers take all threats seriously.