Castle Rock Police Department (CRPD) Programs

Thank you for your interest in giving to the Castle Rock Police Department. As a government agency, we are unable to accept remuneration for our services. However, we are grateful to receive gifts toward specific programs. You can learn about each of these options below:

Citizens' Police Academy

The Citizens' Police Academy works to build partnerships between Castle Rock residents/business owners and the officers who serve and protect them. This free event allows participants to engage in a combination of classroom and hands-on training over the course of two months. Learn more about the Citizens' Police Academy.

Explorers - registered 501(c)(3) organization

The Castle Rock Explorer Post is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. This educational program serves residents ages 14 to 21. The Explorer Post meets every Wednesday night where participants train with Castle Rock Police officers and staff to learn every aspect of policing. This includes arrest control, firearms, crime scene investigation, criminal law, traffic stops and more. Additionally, the Explorer Post competes in state, regional and national competitions. Many of these participants hope to have a career in policing in the future. Learn more about the Explorer Post.

Heroes & Helpers

Funds collected for the Castle Rock Police Department's Heroes and Helpers program helps us make the holidays a bit merrier for Castle Rock's families in need. Santa, CRPD officers and kids shop for toys on their wish lists, while their parents are supplied with gift cards to pick out warm clothes and necessities for the winter season.

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SRO Godfrey and Police Therapy dog Rocket kneeling outside Mesa Middle School

K9 Unit

The Castle Rock Police Department has two K9 units on staff. Each of these teams consists of a specially-trained officer and police dog. Together, they help patrol the Town of Castle Rock, aiding officers in narcotics detection and tracking. In addition to working for CRPD, these units can be requested by other agencies for assistance. Learn more about the K9 units.

National Night Out

National Night Out was created to help foster positive relationships between police departments and the residents they serve. This event gives participants the chance to interact with the various divisions and specialized units at CRPD, take part in a number of hands-on activities, watch demonstrations put on by our team members and collect plenty of giveaways. Additionally, CRPD serves free hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks to those in attendance.


The Castle Rock Police Department has a program specifically dedicated to the seniors who call our Town home. RUOK? was designed for seniors over the age of 65 and adults with disabilities who live alone in Castle Rock. Each week, a volunteer will call their senior or adult with disabilities to check-in. If any needs are identified, an officer or volunteer will act as a liaison to connect the individual to programs or services to provide additional support. Learn more about RUOK?.

SRO Therapy Dogs

CRPD and the Douglas County School District became the first in Colorado to pair a school resource officer (SRO) with a therapy dog in April 2021. Officer Gillespie and Buttercup are assigned to Castle View High School, while Officer Godfrey and Rocket work at Mesa Middle School. These teams work together to create safe and secure learning environments for students, staff and visitors. The therapy dogs assist the SROs with their day-to-day duties including law enforcement functions, counseling interventions, educational opportunities and more.

Summer Cool

The Summer Cool program allows officers to support residents with a fun way to cool off during the summer. CRPD provides free pool passes to Castle Rock families in need. These passes may be used at one of the Town-owned public swimming pools.

Victims Assistance Unit

CRPD's Victims Assistance Unit responds to incidents to provide support and resources with victims of crimes. In addition to supplying these individuals with items for immediate comfort (blankets, stuffed animals for children, etc.), this team also works to provide referral information to additional resources. The Victims Assistance Unit serves as the liaison between the criminal justice system and victim(s). Learn more about the Victims Assistance Unit.

Youth Police Academy

Introduced in 2021, the Youth Police Academy is an educational and leadership-building experience for Castle Rock middle and high school students. With the help of CRPD's school resource officers, students work together to find solutions for youth-specific issues, while also developing the tools necessary to become leaders among their peers. Additionally, students experience what officers face on a daily basis through a variety of hands-on and classroom sessions to include traffic safety, crime scene investigation and police scenario-style training. Learn more about the Youth Police Academy.

Next Steps

To gift the Castle Rock Police Department, please visit the Castle Rock Police Department, 100 Perry Street, anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For questions or to make alternate arrangements, contact us via email. You may also leave a voicemail on our police mailbox at 303-814-6416.

Please discuss with your tax professional to determine the tax-eligibility of your gifts.

Thank you so much for your generosity and continued support of the Castle Rock Police Department.