Serving one of the largest school districts in Colorado, DPS Climate & Safety is creating a safe and secure environment for over 90,000 students, 14,000 staff members, and over 200 schools 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
The department has over 140 team members including an investigator, armed patrol officers, dispatchers, emergency management professionals, campus safety officers, and a prevention-focused support team. Our responsibilities are far-reaching. In addition to training district staff in emergency management, we protect our stakeholders from harm and offer guidance to school administrators to enhance school climate and safety in a wide variety of situations.
Our communications center handles over 25,000 calls for service each school year and also monitors all radio communications between our command staff, patrol staff, and Denver Police Department. We partner with local law enforcement, emergency responders, city officials, and Denver Metro non-profits for a wide range of situations.