Business Owner Resources

The Downtown Denver Partnership and Downtown Denver BID work closely with downtown business owners to support a safe, welcoming, and inclusive downtown.

We work closely with downtown business owners to clarify ordinances, implement Crime Prevention through Environmental Design strategies, and facilitate communication among businesses to help them succeed in downtown Denver. Key business and property managers meet every other month to discuss these strategies to increase consumer confidence. We offer Block Safety Training for individual businesses as well as multiple businesses associated with a particular block. Learn more about our programs and resources below.

Block Captain Program

The BID’s Block Captain Committee is comprised of property and business managers who take a proactive role in making a positive impact on their property. Members meet the 1st Wednesday of every other month to discuss topics such as updated ordinances, construction, projects, businesses, and trends in safety and security. The result is an educated Downtown business group that provides consistent engagement on issues, including the Denver Police Department and Regional Transportation District.

Block Safety Training

The BID is committed to education and empowering properties and businesses to understand the ordinances unique to downtown Denver and respond appropriately to discourage criminal and nuisance behavior. The following notes and attachments are provided to assist with your efforts to be part of the culture of safety and security downtown.

  1. City ordinances commonly violated in Downtown Denver
    To educate our stakeholders on the laws commonly violated in Denver, we developed this 2-page information flyer. Stakeholders should familiarize themselves with these ordinances so they can identify when a law is being broken.
  2. Who to Call
    Now that our stakeholders are educated on the law, they need to know who to call. Click here for additional details what activity warrants a call to 911, Non-Emergency services, and 311 as well as what you can expect from the Denver Police when they respond. It encourages the use of the Denver PocketGov and RTD Transit Watch apps as well as the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line.
  3. Trespass Agreement Form
    Not every property/business has overnight security or staff to patrol and discourage trespassing. Therefore, the Denver Police Department has a Trespass Agreement program. Once the form is completed and submitted to the Denver Police, officers have the authority to limit trespassing on your property during non-operating hours.
  4. Property/Business Manager Responsibilities
    We all have a responsibility to maintain our spaces to discourage unsafe activity. The Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) checklist provides detailed actions property and business owners may implement to achieve this goal. Click here for Environmental Health detailing business/property responsibilities on dumpster and alley upkeep.

Stay Connected

To stay informed via email on issues related to safety and security issues in Downtown Denver, please email your Name, Title, Business Name, Address, Phone and Email to the Downtown Denver Security Senior Manager at All inquiries will be verified prior to inclusion on the distribution list.