DPD ShotSpotter Alerts Rose More Than 470% in 2020 Compared to 2017 To the untrained ear, hearing the difference between the sounds of a car backfiring, fireworks going off, and gunshots can be nearly impossible. Tracking the number of gunshots in a neighborhood can be difficult, even for the most sophisticated technology police departments currently use. But since … [Read more...] about It’s Not Your Ears. Gunshots in North Denver Have Increased
District 1 Police Seek to Bring Neighborhood Watches Back to Life When Eileen Stewart noticed her car had been broken into, she was not expecting her garage to also be targeted. Her car and home were burglarized a few weeks after she had moved into her LoHi home. “They definitely had a truck or something with them,” Stewart said of the burglars. “The worst moment was … [Read more...] about Property Crime in NW Denver Rose Significantly in 2020
While our health and that of our loved ones is paramount, many of us will be doing more of our holiday shopping online at this time of COVID-19. Shopping online is convenient and, let’s face it, it can save us from the craziness that is the holiday season. However, do not let your guard down during this jolly time; the holidays are here but so are the cyber crooks! The … [Read more...] about 2020 Holiday Online Security Awareness
As delivery services have become more popular in the pandemic, porch package thefts have become a plague. Over the last summer, sales through Amazon and similar companies surpassed 2019 holiday numbers, and 2020 holiday sales numbers are expected to increase even more. According to statistics from the Denver Police Department, package theft rates are higher than past years and … [Read more...] about Teen Entrepreneur Starts Business to Combat Package Thefts in North Denver
Greetings to The Denver North Star readers from Denver Police Department District 1 A reader question came up recently wondering what a Community Response Officer (CRO) does for the Denver Police Department in terms of working with members of the community. Great question and I will share some of the ways a Community Resource Officer can be a benefit to … [Read more...] about What Does a Community Resource Officer Do?