By Audra Streetman

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Police Department organized an event on Friday aimed at helping people experiencing homelessness. The department invited dentists, barbers, housing advisors and mental health specialists to Civic Center Park.

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“To provide these services and really try to change the community, make it a safe environment, that goes above just policing for us. It goes into a partnership with our community,” said DPD Commander Aaron Sanchez, who helped organize the event.

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People could stop by a number of tents for health screenings, COVID-19 tests or a haircut.

“Yeah I’m probably going to get my haircut, probably get it all cut off, cleaned up,” said Brandon Sawyers, who sat down for a free dental checkup.

Brandon Sawyers (credit: CBS)

All of the service providers donated their time to help at the event.

Audra Streetman