Featured Stories

Dunkin Donuts in Honor of Police Week

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Fallen Officers Dinner

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Police Reserve

Saturday, November 23, 2013

It’s said that history repeats itself. Just think of the past year. We talk of the possibility of a greater war. Some people question how our untested President will handle such a crisis. Will the dissension in the political halls cause us greater problems? People are afraid to travel, even across country. Leaving home just isn’t safe. Read More

The Patrolman's Life (1913-1916)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Here is a general idea of a Patrolman's lot in life from about 1913-1916. Read More

Wiliam Cabler, Watchman

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Denver Special Police-Watchman
Killed April 21, 1916
46th Ave and Lafayette St., 1800hrs Read More

William Sisty, Denver’s first Law Enforcement Officer

Friday, November 12, 2010

In the 1850’s, with the Denver territory in its infancy, many frontiersmen were attracted to Colorado by the promise of a prosperous life in mining…specifically gold mining. Most settlements in the 1850’s were established near the confluence of Platte and Cherry Creek rivers. Initially named Saint Charles, the settlement on the east side was changed to Denver City in honor of the Kansas Territory Governor, James William Denver. Geographically, this area was still part of the Kansas Territory prior to Colorado being granted territory status in 1860’s. Other settlements followed named Auraria City and Highland. Mud and log cabins were built and liquor and saloons followed. Richens “Uncle Dick” Wooten is credited with importing the first wagon of liquor in 1858, and by 1860, some historians noted “every fifth building in Denver City and Auraria was a saloon, every tenth a gambling hall and those in-between not always reputable,” as noted by author and historian, Clark Secrest in his engaging book “Hell’s Belles”. Read More