Clean and Safe Resource Guide
Based on the successful implementation of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Security Action Plan in 2015, the second phase of the Security Action Plan is currently underway. VISIT DENVER is dedicating resources to the plan focused on enhancing the visitor experience including expanding security staffing and deployment, establishing a downtown Code of Conduct, enhancements to the Block Captain program, mobile applications to enhance reporting capabilities and tracking, and the use of Smart City technologies to integrate surveillance solutions, enabling public and private services and property owners to work together more efficiently.
The Business Improvement District (BID) deploys a security team on the 16th Street Mall and convention corridor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Private security officers welcome employees, residents, and visitors while playing an ambassadorial role, help direct individuals in need of social services, and work closely with Denver Police Department officers and private businesses in addressing unlawful behavior. See the Downtown Denver Partnership for more information.
Download the Downtown Denver Partnership's Clean and Safe app.
DPD dedicates a substantial amount of police resources to the downtown region with a focus on providing high-quality public safety services to our residents, businesses, and visitors in the downtown region. In addition to our Precinct Officers, several District 6 Proactive Enforcement Units conduct a variety of patrols along our 16th Street Mall, and Convention Center corridors.
Downtown Recovery and Activation
A new downtown recovery investment led by Denver Economic Development & Opportunity (DEDO) and approved by Denver City Council is directing $2.4M in a contract with the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District to create an 18-month activation push involving investments in pop-up and existing businesses, restaurants and events, support for entrepreneurs, and design elements for crime prevention and reduction.
The 16th Street Mall is one of our city’s most vital pedestrian and transit connectors and important public spaces, and stewarding its successful future is a key priority for many stakeholders. The Mall is undergoing a $150 million redesign, which will include relocating the bus transit lanes to the center, expanding sidewalks for walking, more café seating and programming. These updates are designed to enhance the Mall experience while improving pedestrian safety and mobility.
Clean and Welcoming
The Business Improvement District (BID) provides 24/7 maintenance support with a team of dedicated support members. Maintenance services include daily waste and recycle collection from 400 receptacles, regular sidewalk cleaning, trash and graffiti removal, snow removal, and regular inspection of downtown hardscapes.
Directly report non-emergency public safety and maintenance concerns occurring in the Downtown Denver area through the BID’s Clean and Safe app. Message directly with the Clean and Safe team to identify maintenance and safety concerns like overflowing trash cans, graffiti on public property, and public safety concerns. The Clean and Safe Program covers the Business Improvement District for the 120 blocks of Downtown Denver. These areas include LoDo, Upper Downtown, and the Convention Center corridor.