The Blue Hat Foundation’s mission is to support our Denver police family through financial, health and wellbeing programs  – but we can’t do it without your help. You can support law enforcement, big or small, and enable us to give back to these Denver police families when they need it most.

Please click below to make a donation of any amount to the Blue Hat Foundation. Thank you for your support.

If you are a Denver police employee and would like to donate through payroll deduction or to request assistance or refer someone in need, please contact Catherine Davis, Executive Director, at, 303.345.8572. The Blue Hat Foundation respects your privacy and operates with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Donations allow the Denver Police Blue Hat Foundation to assist in the following ways:

Financial Assistance

The Denver Police Blue Hat Foundation continues the legacy of founding member Detective JC Tyus and honors the original mission of providing financial assistance to active and retired members of the Denver police family in their time of need. In 2024, in honor of Sharon Sekerak’s 50 years as a Career Service employee, outreach was extended to include Professional Staff.

Types of Assistance considered:

  • Out-of-pocket medical expenses due to a health-related crisis.
  • Incidental or unanticipated costs associated with a health-related crisis.
  • The Board of Directors has the flexibility to consider other unexpected hardships and emergencies causing financial strain.
  • Coverage of an active officer’s health insurance premiums while under suspension for a line-of-duty action until such time as the matter is resolved.
Wellness and Resiliency Support

The Denver Police Blue Hat Foundation sponsors and supports programming and services that promote the physical, mental, and financial health of the employee, their immediate family members and their career. The Blue Hat Foundation believes in the value of developing the skills and providing the tools needed to successfully weather life’s hardships. The Foundation oversees the Family Enrichment Group, offering guidance and support to Denver Police employee family members through social engagement, programming and services.

Compassionate Outreach

Denver police employees who are out for an extended period due to illness or injury are provided support and encouragement through outreach such as cards and flowers to let them know that they are not forgotten during their absence. The Blue Hat Foundation provides recognition in honor of retired officers and professional staff who have passed away by sending plants or donations ‘in lieu of’ at the family’s request.