Public Safety is committed to making our agencies open and accessible through both the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA). Being transparent and accountable is an important part of our pledge to the public.
CORA requires agencies make available for public inspection all “public records” within their custody and control. In Public Safety, CORA applies to all non-investigative records of the Denver Fire Department. When responding to a request for public records under CORA, the agencies will make every effort to respond and/or clarify or narrow the request within three working days as required by section 24‐72‐203(3)(b), C.R.S.
CCJRA requires that records of official action must be open for inspection. The CCJRA defines an official action as “an arrest; indictment; charging by information; disposition; pre- or post-trial release from custody; judicial determination of mental or physical condition; decision to grant, order, or terminate probation, parole, or participation in correctional or rehabilitative programs; and any decision to formally discipline, reclassify, or relocate any person under criminal sentence.” Section 24-72-302(7), C.R.S.
Except for records of official actions, which must be available for inspection, all other criminal justice records may be open for inspection subject to the discretion of the official custodian. CCJRA applies to all records of the Executive Director of Safety, Denver Police Department, Denver Sheriff Department, Denver 911, Community Corrections, Electronic Monitoring, Denver Public Safety Youth Programs, Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver (GRID) and Denver Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit. When responding to a request for public records under CCJRA, the agencies will make every effort to respond and/or clarify or narrow the request within a reasonable timeframe.
Please note, records will not be released if used for the direct solicitation of business for pecuniary gain per Section 24-72-305.5, C.R.S.
For more details on open records requests, including costs, please visit the City's open records page.
To submit a request to Public Safety, please use the links below.
Denver Police Department
Denver Sheriff Department
Denver Fire Department
All other non-routine Public Safety requests can be submitted to our Records Administrator: