The mission of the Office of the Independent Monitor is to provide fair and objective oversight of the Denver Police and Sheriff Departments. The Monitor’s mission is directed at transparency and accountability of 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.
For information on the other component of civilian oversight of law enforcement in Denver, the Citizen Oversight Board, go to www.denvergov.org/cob