About the Denver Police Department

Read our Annual Report to learn more about the Denver Police Department, the population we serve, recent accomplishments, budget, and other important facts about the department.

Biography of Denver Police Chief Robert C. White

On Tuesday, December 12, 2011, Robert C. White was sworn in as the 69th Chief of Police for the Denver Police Department. Chief White comes to Denver after serving nearly nine years as Chief of Police of the Louisville Metro Police Department. The Louisville Metro Police Department was created on January 6, 2003 with the merger of the Louisville Police Department and the Jefferson County Police Department. Chief White was the department’s first Chief of Police. It was under his direction in which the successful merger of these two departments occurred by creating a single department valuing crime prevention through the creation of strong citizen-police relationships based upon... Read more

Deputy Chief and Commander Profiles

Deputy Chief Quinones has served the citizens of Denver for more than twenty-six years in a variety of assignments with the Denver Police Department. He began his law enforcement career on January 1, 1986, when he was sworn in as a Patrol Officer... Read more ...Lea más en Español
During the 12 years Deputy Chief Klee had the honor and responsibility of being a chief for the Denver Police Department she worked diligently to ensure officers had a good work environment, that they were treated fairly and with respect. She is a resident of Denver and is proud to serve the Denver community... Read more ...Lea más en Español

Being a lifelong resident of Denver, I have always taken great pride in serving my community. In my new role as commander of the Denver Police Internal Affairs Bureau, I recognize the tremendous impact I have on the service provided by our officers to the citizens we serve... Read more

Commander Michael Battista has worked in a variety of Denver Police Department assignments in his 30 year career, beginning in District 1 as a Field Training Officer, as part of the Downtown Motorcycle Unit, the Gang Unit, District 2 and was the Canine Unit Supervisor at the SWAT Bureau... Read more

Police Directory

Visit our Police Directory page to get important police department phone numbers or to learn more about our department divisions and operations.

Mission

Our mission is to operate a police agency with a focus on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.

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