Press Release

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Releases Report on Student Contacts with Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice System

(Sept. 19, 2022) – The  Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety has released the latest report analyzing incidents at Colorado schools that resulted in a student’s arrest, summons or ticket during the 2020-2021 school year. 

Colorado School Safety Resource Center Shares Back-to-School Safety Tips

Colorado School Safety Resource Center Shares Back-to-School Safety Tips


(Lakewood, CO) – With back-to-school in full swing across Colorado, the staff at the Colorado School Safety Resource Center within the Department of Public Safety put their heads together to come up with a top-10 list of safety tips for starting the new school year. 

Polis Administration Now Accepting Applications for Youth Delinquency Prevention & Intervention Grants

(Aug. 2, 2022) This year, Governor Jared Polis signed a comprehensive public safety plan into law. Key components of the Governor’s public safety plan include the creation of new public safety grant programs that will make more than $70 million available to Colorado communities over upcoming years.

School Safety Resource Center Shares Resources for After a Tragedy

(May 25, 2022) The Colorado Department of Public Safety mourns the loss of the victims that were killed in the supermarket shooting in Buffalo, NY, and elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. We pray for the recovery of all the victims. We also recognize the trauma this may cause many others as two more horrific shootings impact our entire nation. The Colorado School Resource Center (CSSRC) has gathered these resources for parents and school staff. We urge you to protect children from too much exposure to the news. Please also take care of yourselves and your loved ones. 

Colorado Steps Up to Support Ukraine Defenders of Democracy 

(March 9, 2022) -- The Polis administration, through the Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) and the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), is launching an effort to collect surplus body armor and ballistic helmets to be sent to assist the Ukrainian people. DMVA and CDPS are asking Colorado law enforcement agencies to help by donating excess equipment that could help save lives as Ukrainians battle for the survival of their sovereign nation.

The state of Colorado and will work with partners to quickly deliver the materials overseas.

Colorado School Safety Resource Center Offers Tips to Parents on How to Support Children During Global Unrest

(Lakewood, Colo.) – As the world experiences the trauma of warfare during the invasion of Ukraine, many parents are wondering how to address the conflict in a way that is healthiest for their children. The Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) has posted a letter to parents outlining top advice during these uncertain times:

It’s important to be developmentally appropriate – you wouldn’t explain things to a five-year old in the same way you would with a high school student.

For younger children: