THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT MONITOR
FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF DENVER
OIM Brochure (PDF)
Mission & Responsibilities
The mission of the Office of the Independent Monitor is to provide fair and objective oversight of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments. The Monitor’s mission is directed at transparency and accountability in order to ensure public confidence in Denver’s sworn Safety personnel and the policies which govern them.
The OIM is responsible for:
Actively monitoring and participating in investigations of sworn personnel in the City and County of Denver’s Police and Sheriff Departments;
Making recommendations to the Manager of Safety, Chief of Police and Director of Corrections (who are responsible for discipline within the departments) regarding administrative action, including possible discipline for such uniformed personnel; and
Making recommendations regarding broader policy issues.
Complaints should be filed in a timely manner in order to ensure efficient handling and quality investigations. Commendations for good police work are always welcome.
More detail on the office's mission can be found on the Core Functions
For information on the other component of civilian oversight of law enforcement in Denver, the Citizen Oversight Board, go to www.denvergov.org/cob