About Us

Denver Police Officers Foundation

About Us

The Denver Police Officers Foundation began in 1999 as an all-encompassing nonprofit organization to provide support for families of Denver police officers injured or killed in the line of duty. By 2003, the foundation had begun to organize and extend its reach into other areas of public safety. To do this, the foundation divided into the Denver Police Foundation, whose mission sought to enhance and promote public safety, and the Denver Police Officers Foundation, which continued to embrace the original mission of providing support for officers and their families.


The Denver Police Officers Foundation operates under the direction of a Board of Directors that decides the best means to prioritize and manage the creation of any programs offered.


The Board, comprised of representatives from both within the Denver Police Department as well as the outside community, is responsible for:


    • Approving requests for emergency assistance and long-term assistance
    • Administering the “Heal As You Feel” program
    • Financially maintaining the Denver Police Memorial and coordinating the annual memorial celebration
    • Assisting the Police Department with the annual Thomas O’Byrne Health Fair to provide services for officers
    • Managing the financial accounts of the Denver Police Pension Association to aid in medical emergencies and funerals for retirees in need of assistance


Feel free to contact the DPOF with any questions or concerns at dpof1999@hotmail.com, or contact the manager, Ret. Det. J. C. Tyus, Jr. at 303.940.1424.


If you are interested in making a donation to help the Foundation’s many causes, visit the Donate section. All donations are tax deductible under the 501(c)(3) provisions of the federal tax code.


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