First used as a stage coach stop on the way to Denver, the Glendale area has a rich history.
Although it is only approximately
1 square mile in size, the City of Glendale is home
to over 4,000 permanent residents. 19 different languages
are spoken here. During the day, the population swells
to over 40,000, with many people coming here to work,
shop, and enjoy the recreational amenities that the
city has to offer.
To serve this wonderfully
diverse community, the Glendale Police Department strives
to provide the highest level of police service.
To achieve this, the Glendale
Police Department embraces the best of both modern and
traditional policing. Glendale police officers are equipped
with such state-of-the-art equipment as digital radios
and mobile video cameras, and "laptop" mobile data computers.
The training the officers
receive is truly cutting edge, from honing their verbal
skills to staying current with the rapidly-changing
legal environment, to "Force Continuum" training.
While the Glendale Police
Department constantly reviews the latest developments
in police science, the traditional value of community
involvement is truly the cornerstone of policing in
Glendale. Every officer knows residents
and business owners by name. When seeking assistance
from the Glendale Police Department, a citizen will
quite often ask for a particular officer. The officers
strive to understand the needs of the citizens, so that
the officers can provide the level of service that the
citizens truly deserve.
Located in Arapahoe County,
Glendale's 355 acres are completely surrounded by the
City and County of Denver.
This is a high-density
community, with nearly 100 percent of the population
in multifamily housing (there are only three single-family
residences in the City).
Over 90 percent of residents
are renters occupying the city's more than 2,000 apartments.
The remaining residents own the 300-plus condominium
and townhouse units in the City. Glendale is the kind
of community where it's easy to get to know your neighbors.
A true "urban village,"
Glendale has an ethnically diverse population. The 2000
Census reported that 47.6 percent of residents were
either Hispanic or non-white. Glendale contains 27 percent
Hispanic residents, 10 percent Black residents, 6 percent
Asian residents, and 16 percent other racial minorities.
In addition, a relatively
large proportion of Glendale residents are immigrants
from the former Soviet Union and surrounding East European
community events and festivals including a spectacular
July 4th fireworks show are among the year round City
As Glendale looks to the future, will we be directly involved in the strategic planning for policing a new, vibrant area: the proposed Glendale Riverwalk Project. This high density entertainment zone due to be built on 23 acres just south of Virginia Ave calls for approximately 1.5 million square feet of retail, entertainment, hotel and office development surrounding a navigable waterway.
From a rest stop and
watering hole on the major stagecoach route along the
Cherry Creek Trail in the 1800s, Glendale has become
a city with a rich tradition of hospitality, vitality
and amenities for residents and visitors alike.
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