Citizen Oversight Board


View the Board's Statement on the New Police Chief (PDF, 202KB)

Upcoming Events:
The next regular Board meeting will be held in-person on Friday, October 7, at 10:00 a.m. Agenda to come.

Board Vacancies
The Board's independent Nominating Committee is now accepting applications to fill three seats on the board. Review the informational flyer(PDF, 247KB) [deadline extended]. Apply to join the Board. Feel free to email any questions about the process to

Independent Monitor Recruiting
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications received prior to October 3 will receive full consideration. 

View the Job Brochure(PDF, 2MB)  |  Apply for the Job

View the June 10 Press Release(PDF, 200KB)
Note: As of March 9, 2022, Tracy Winchester replaced Kristin Bronson on the Screening Committee. As of July 21, Councilmember Stacie Gilmore replaced Councilmember Jamie Torres on the Screening Committee.


The Citizen Oversight Board (COB) was created in 2004 and consists of nine community members who are broadly tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the Denver Department of Public Safety’s hiring, training, and disciplinary processes and making recommendations as appropriate. In order to do so, the Board is granted regular access to public safety department leaders as well as confidential records. The Board is also responsible for appointing, by and with the consent of the City Council, the Independent Monitor, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

The Board meets twice monthly (1st and 3rd Friday of the month, all meetings are currently virtual) and holds quarterly Public Forums throughout the City and County of Denver.

Contact Us

Citizen Oversight Board
Denver Post Building
101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

Voicemail: (720) 913-3150

Additionally, we can be reached on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Open Records Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.