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Changes Announced in Denver Sheriff Department Internal Affairs Bureau

DENVER – Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O'Malley today announced new leadership in the Denver Sheriff Department's Internal Affairs Bureau. 

Grayson Robinson, retired Arapahoe County Sheriff and a criminal justice expert, has been contracted to lead the Internal Affairs Bureau on an interim basis for up to 12 months to eliminate the current case backlog.

"We are excited to work with Sheriff Robinson and to benefit from his vast experience and proven track record as a motivational and results-oriented leader," said Executive Director O'Malley. "It is imperative we resolve the roughly 150 pending internal affairs cases, and Sheriff Robinson will help achieve that."

The city is also in the process of hiring seven on-call investigators with law enforcement experience to assist with the backlog and to enhance the quality of investigations.

Grayson Robinson served as the Arapahoe County Sheriff from 2002 until his retirement on Feb. 1, 2014. Grayson has been a Colorado Certified Peace Officer for more than 43 years and served in a variety of law enforcement capacities.

Appointed by three different Governors, Robinson served as a Commissioner of the Colorado Criminal and Juvenile Justice Commission from 2007 through 2013, as well as serving as a member of the Colorado Justice Assistance Board from 2003 thru 2013.

Robinson is a graduate of the 135th Session of the FBI National Academy, the 52nd Session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard State and Local Executives Program, the National Sheriff's Institute, the University of Colorado Law Enforcement Executive Program and the University of Denver Public Safety Leadership Institute.

Robinson was a member of the Board of Directors of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and continues to serve on the Executive Board of the National Police Research Platform of the National Institute of Justice within the U.S. Department of Justice.