Denver Sheriff Department

  • Denver Sheriff Department

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Denver Sheriff Department website. The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 890 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, Work Release facility and security at Denver Health Medical Center. 

    Our agency is currently accredited by the
    American Correctional Association (ACA),National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies We are a proud agency that is committed to being a model agency and employing the best practices for the community that we serve while being fiscally responsible.


    Latest News


    Apr 14, 2014

    The Denver Sheriff Department to participate at the 20th Annual Safe City Youth Summit

    Apr 01, 2014

    "It is with pride that I present to you the 2013 annual report for the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD). This report is the culmination of the progress made by over 900 dedicated employees, community members and partnering agencies who deserve all of the credit for the numerous accomplishments made by the agency in 2013" --Sheriff Wilson

    Jan 24, 2014

    "Havana Lanterns," by local artist David Griggs, was dedicated Jan. 17 at the Denver County Jail. The piece's three sculptures sit just outside the fence that encloses the jail at 10500 E. Smith Road." - Joe Vaccarelli, YourHub -

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    Triple Crown Certified

    The Triple Crown Award was established by the National Sheriff’s Association to recognize those sheriff’s offices which achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task.  Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feet.  In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 35 sheriffs' offices have qualified.
    Learn more about our certifications...