The police department values the relationship it has built with the community and provides programs and events to strengthen crime prevention for safer communities.
The Neighborhood Watch is a program which encourages residents to be active in their neighborhoods and work together with crime prevention officers to build stronger communities and prevent crime.
How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
- Meet with the crime prevention officer to learn more about the program and ask for help planning meetings.
- 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 and signage.
- Analysis of how environmental design can prevent crime in residential areas.
The Neighborhood Watch program works to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods. By getting neighbors to work together and with city staff, residents can be prepared for emergencies and report suspicious behavior to the police.
For more information, please call 303-727-3915 or 303-727-3996.
National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual event held the second Tuesday in August. This event promotes neighborhood unity and a strong police-community partnership to build a safer community.
National Night Out is designed to:
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Increase crime and drug prevention awareness
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
For more information, contact Elizabeth Couture, crime prevention officer, at 303-289-3925
Crime Prevention officers work together with local businesses to educate management and employees to recognize crime risks and help resolve crime issues, enhancing the safety of local businesses. Learn more about Business Watch.
The department also offers Safety Tips for residents to keep vehicles, home and older adults safe.
Commerce City Police Department hosts several events to keep neighborhoods safe.
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 20,000 pounds drugs were collected in Colorado. Check the city calendar for the next event.
National Night Out
Every year the city celebrates this annual event in August to increase crime and prevention awareness. 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.