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. 

Each summer National Night Out is held in Hayward Park in Wheat Ridge. 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. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.Police, fire and EMS vehicles were on display and there were lots of fun activities for kids and families like balloon animals and face painting.

Last year we also launched a brand new program 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. Check back for dates in 2019.

For more information about volunteering with the WRPD, or any of our Crime Prevention programs and events, please contact Crime Prevention Sergeant Bobbi Dawkins at 303-235-2986 or via email to
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Conversation Coins

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the City of Wheat Ridge in 2019, we are honoring 50 years of WRPD having kept the city safe by creating "Conversation Coins." The coins are designed for Wheat Ridge sworn and non-sworn officers, employees, and volunteers to share with Wheat Ridge residents and children to increase community engagement as well as build relationships between WRPD and community members.

There are five (5) different collectible coins in total that will be available throughout 2019. One side includes the Team or Division design and the flip side features the commemorative 50th Anniversary badge.

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How to earn a coin

Community members can receive a coin from uniformed officers, detectives, WRPD employees, volunteers and members of the Community Services Team by being "caught in the act" of performing a good deed or exhibiting good safety practices.

Some of the activites that qualify include: walking a dog on a leash, cleaning up dog waste, shoveling snow for a neighbor, planting a Pinwheel for Ralston House, bringing yard waste or trash to a TLC Neighborhoods Clean-Up Day, trimming weeds or shrubbery, having a child properly restrained in a car seat or wearing a bike helmet.

Coins can also be redeemed by interacting with WRPD officers at special events in 2019 including the Refuse to be a Victim course, Drug Take Back Day at Lutheran Medical Center, Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, the Child Safety Fair and other events.

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