What You Can Do.
If You See Something, Say Something
Lowry is part of Denver Police Department (DPD) District Three. Per DPD, if you notice a crime in progress – you see someone breaking into a house, you hear gunshots – call 911 immediately. You can also text message 911 at (720) 723-8911, which DPD refers to as it’s “Text-A-Tip” line. They respond immediately to texts sent to the Text-A-Tip number. If you notice suspicious activity or have a question, you can also call DPD’s non-emergency dispatch number (720) 913-2000, a number that many Lowry neighbors have chosen to program into their phone so they don’t have to search for it when they need it.
If you have an ongoing concern about crime and safety in Lowry, you can email District 3 at 3.Dist@Denvergov.org or you can contact Community Resource Officer is Mike Borquez who you can contact by calling 303-505-5471 (cell), or 720-9113-1183,(Desk).
Know your neighbors, communicate with them, report suspicious activity, and find the way that is most convenient and effective for you to stay on top of Crime and Safety issues in Lowry. There are a number of options:
NextDoor: The Denver Police Department is active on NextDoor, a private social networking site that assigns you to a group based on your home address. Once you create a NextDoor account, you can customize what information you receive and how – you can choose to only get information about Crime and Safety issues or to receive information from other categories (Classifieds, Recommendations, Free Stuff). You can choose how you want to receive information from each category – one email per post, daily digest email or no email at all. You can also select to receive urgent messages (missing child, fire, flood, criminal activity) via text message. DPD posts Crime Stopper Alerts and information about criminal activity happening in Lowry and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Facebook: Denver Police District Three has a Facebook page where they post information like Crime Stopper Alerts, composite sketches and mug shots of wanted suspects, updates on criminal activity and trends in the district and crime prevention tips.
You may also want to follow Denver Police District Two’s Facebook page District Two borders Lowry to the north and is one of the first in the city to begin posting SVP videos – videos notifying the community that a Sexually Violent Predator lives in the area. The SVP videos identify the individual, provide information about why the individual is identified as a Sexually Violent Predator and list the parks, recreation centers and schools that are within a 1-mile radius of the SVP’s residence. SVP’s living on or around East Colfax may be within that 1-mile range of Lowry parks and Montclair Recreation Center.
Lowry may also post or re-post crime and safety information on Lowry’s Facebook page or Lowry’s Twitter feed During the flooding in the Fall of 2014, for example, Lowry published information about the Westerly Creek and Kelly Road Dams on social media.
Neighborhood Email Lists: If you don’t already receive the Lowry eNews by email, you may want to add yourself to that email list, which you can do at the top of this page. Certain areas of Lowry have individual email lists – most require you to confirm your residency in that neighborhood:
Northwest Neighborhood (6th Ave north to 11th Ave., Uinta west to Quebec): To join the list email firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Park (bordered by Yosemite, Dayton and Lowry Blvd): To join the list email email@example.com.
Lowry West (Quebec west to Oneida, Alameda north to 4th Ave.): To join the list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Safeguard Property and Deter Crime
Use lighting to deter would-be criminal activity, make sure your home address numbers are clearly visible from the street AND the alley so that neighbors can report criminal activity and emergency services can find you. Do not leave garage doors open, lock all exterior doors and windows, don’t leave unsecured items on your front porch or in your driveway and lock cars that are parked outside of your garage – these are all ways to deter crime in Lowry.
DPD recently launched a Lights On campaign: “LIGHTING: A proven deterrent to burglar attacks at night is lighting. Strategically placed lights in hallways, basement areas, passageways, and garage areas can be useful. Burglars seek unlighted areas to affect their entry.
• Use interior light timers to establish a pattern of occupancy
• Exterior lighting should allow 100- feet of visibility
• Use good lighting along the pathway and at your door
• Use light timers or photo-cells to turn on/off lights automatically
• Use infra-red motion sensor lights on the rear of single family homes
• Turn off exterior lights during the day.
If you have exterior lighting use it, turn on your porch lights and or spot lights and or lighting attached to the building and/or poles adjacent to the building. If the bulbs are burned out replace them. Illuminating the area prevents the Burglar(s) from hiding and allows the Police Officer(s) to see the building while doing their rounds and/or additional patrols at night.”
For even more details on Neighborhood Crime Prevention review all of the Denver Police Department suggestions on their website.