We’ve missed spending time with the members of our community over the past year. Now that outdoor event restrictions have been lifted, we are excited to share that we are hosting a special PPD Summer Kick-Off Celebration on June 9th. The event will take place from 9:30-11:30 am at Discovery Park in downtown Parker. This family-friendly event will feature Coffee (and POP) with a Cop that will include root beer floats for the kids, coffee for the adults and casual, agenda-free conversations with the officers that patrol your community. We will have various police vehicles available for guests to visit.
The event will also include Cookies with Rookies, where we will introduce our newest officers to Parker residents. Parker PD’s Bike Patrol will be hosting a Bike Safety event targeting youngsters who know how to ride and are looking to learn more about riding safely. Children should bring their bikes because officers will lead the kids through a safety discussion and then will help them complete an obstacle course on their bikes. Helmets are required for all participants, and parents must stay with their child(ren) at all times. Finally, we will have booths from some of our favorite youth partners, including the Parker Parks and Rec team, the PACE Center and the Parker Library. Each of these groups will have fun activities as well as information about their upcoming youth programs. We are so excited to be able to connect with our community members again. We look forward to seeing you there!
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering makes a tremendous impact upon our department and people who donate their time and talents are a valued commodity within our organization. The Parker Police Department has a strong partnership with our community and our volunteers.
Parker Police Volunteer Opportunities
Men and women devote their skills and time to groups such as:
- Police Chaplains
- Police Explorers
- Victim Services
At this time, the Parker Police Department is only seeking volunteers for Victim Services and Police Explorers. When additional volunteer opportunities become available, we will update this page.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Police Department please call 303.841.9800 or email us.
Mountain Lion Know How
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is an excellent resource for tips on living with wildlife. Here are a few tips from their website:
To reduce the risk of problems with mountain lions on or near your property, we urge you to follow these simple precautions:
- Make lots of noise if you come and go during the time’s mountain lions are most active: dusk to dawn.
- Install outside lighting. Light areas where you walk so you could see a lion if one were present.
- Closely supervise children whenever they play outdoors. Make sure children are inside before dusk and not outside before dawn. Talk with children about lions and teach them what to do if they meet one.
- Landscape or remove vegetation to eliminate hiding places for lions, especially around children’s play areas. Make it difficult for lions to approach unseen.
- Planting non-native shrubs and plants that deer often prefer to eat encourages wildlife to come onto your property. Predators follow prey. Don’t feed any wildlife!
- Keep your pet under control. Roaming pets are easy prey and can attract lions. Bring pets in at night. If you leave your pet outside, keep it in a kennel with a secure top. Don’t feed pets outside; this can attract raccoons and other animals that are eaten by lions. Store all garbage securely.
- Place livestock in enclosed sheds or barns at night. Close doors to all outbuildings since inquisitive lions may go inside for a look.
- Encourage your neighbors to follow these simple precautions. Prevention is far better than a possible lion confrontation.
Here is a link with more information on living with wildlife and mountain lions: