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Community Programs
National Night Out
The city celebrates this annual event to increase crime and prevention awareness each August. Grants are available for neighborhood organizations, non-profits and resident groups to host a block party or small event. Police officers attend each event to share information and interact with the community. 

Neighborhood Watch
The city's neighborhood watch program successfully serves as a deterrent to criminals and crime. Anyone can start a neighborhood watch program and individuals can join existing programs. The program is not intended to put residents in harm’s way or for them to become vigilantes. Groups should still call 911 to report crimes or suspicious activity.

Organize Your Group
  • Meet with the crime prevention officer to learn more about the program and ask for help planning meetings.
  • Ask your neighbors to help and learn what their concerns are.
  • Choose the boundary area that you would like the neighborhood watch to cover.
  • Decide a time, date, and location for the first informational meeting.
  • Distribute invitations to the upcoming meeting.
  • Recruit neighbors to attend the meeting, and encourage each person to bring someone with them.

  • Group receives special training on how to detect suspicious activities
  • Receive updates on current crime trends
  • Neighborhood signage noting the area is under neighborhood watch
  • Analysis of how environmental design can prevent crime in residential areas

Prescription Drug Roundup
Twice a year, the department hosts events to safely dispose of expired, unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Last year more than 9,000 pounds of these drugs were collected in Colorado. Check the city calendar for the next event.