GJPD to Host Free Safe Housing Training on October 29 #ShareGJ

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Safe Community LogoCalling all property managers!

The Grand Junction Police Department will be hosting a Safe Housing training on Thursday, October 29, from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  The training will be held at the Police Department at 555 Ute Ave, and is provided at no cost!

We would encourage anyone who manages rental properties to show up; no matter if it’s a large, multi-unit apartment complex, or a single house, this training provides useful information for everyone.  We’ll address how to attract and maintain good quality renters, and how to handle problem tenants, all the way through the eviction process.  We’ll also talk about logistical concerns, such as how to make your property safer by following some simple landscaping tips.

Even if you’ve attended a training like this before, we would encourage you to plan to join us.  We are always seeking ways to partner with our community to clamp down on crime, and are excited to share this program with anyone who owns or manages rental properties and tenants.  Please contact Officer David Keech with questions, or to register; (970)549-5336, or

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: Student Safety #GVCopBeat

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Cropped Badge-Transparent BackgroundAs parents, there are few things that we value above the health and safety of our children. Any parent of a high school or college bound son or daughter knows the concern that the influence of peers often outweighs mom’s or dad’s input.

The Grand Junction Police Department would like to invite parents, as well as high school and college aged young adults, to join us for a frank discussion about how we can equip our young people to make safe, smart choices that can help protect them and their friends. Officer Suzette Freidenberger, a 13 year veteran of the Grand Junction Police Department, offers a candid presentation about how to navigate the many choices with which young people are confronted. In settings where alcohol and/or drugs are present, an ill-considered choice can have long term consequences. We will be joined by a panel of guests, including health care professionals, school resource officers, and other invested community members.

It is important to empower our sons and daughters to recognize these serious circumstances and be ready to make sound decisions that can protect them and their peers. Parents, please know that this will be a candid discussion, with frank language and content. We would strongly encourage parents to attend with their high school and college age children, and be part of the conversation.

When: Tuesday, September 8, 6:30pm

Where: Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute Avenue

Please contact Heidi Davidson at (970)549-5114, or at, to RSVP or with questions.