Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention officers work to promote positive police-community relationships, to identify crime risks, to educate residents and businesses on how to reduce crime risk and to establish and work with neighborhood crime watch clubs. 

This summer National Night Out will be held in Hayward Park in Wheat Ridge on Tuesday, August 1 from 4- 8 p.m. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Police, fire and EMS vehicles will be on display as well as lots of fun activities for kids and families like balloon animals and face painting. At the event you can sign up for this year's Citizen Police Academy that is held for 12 weeks starting August 23, 2017. In addition, we'll launch a brand new program that night for dog walkers called WRPD Dog Walker Watch. The program is designed to add more ears and eyes for WRPD to identify and report suspicious behavior as neighbors walk around the community on daily dog walks. Register online for the first class on July 11 from 6-7 p.m. at http://www.ci.wheatridge.co.us/wrpddogwatch or register in-person for the August 7 class at National Night Out.

For more information about National Night Out, volunteering with the WRPD, or any of our Crime Prevention programs and events, please contact Crime Prevention Sergeant Brian Wilkinson at 303-235-2951 or via email to bwilkinson@ci.wheatridge.co.us.
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Do you own a business in Wheat Ridge? Become a member of the S.E.C.U.R.E system, a program that provides the police with emergency contact information in the event a crime occurs at your business property outside of normal business hours. This information can be entered through the Wheat Ridge Tax Portal. Download a copy of the SECURE brochure for instructions on how to become a member.

For questions regarding the S.E.C.U.R.E. program, please email Sergeant Brian Wilkinson or call at 303-235-2951.

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