Murphy Robinson is the Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety and the Deputy Mayor for the City and County of Denver. He is a member of Mayor Michael B. Hancock’s cabinet and previously served as the city's Chief Operating Officer (COO).
As the Executive Director of Public Safety, Director Robinson oversees management, discipline, human resources, administrative support and policy direction for Denver Police, Fire and Sheriff’s Departments, the 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center, Community Corrections, Public Safety Youth Programs and GRID (Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver).
In his previous role as the City’s COO, Director Robinson is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Denver on behalf of Mayor Hancock. He oversaw a $1.5B budget and 16,000 employees across the city. Director Robinson also served as the Executive Director of Denver’s General Services Department where he was responsible for the property management and maintenance of over six million square feet of city-owned land and facilities, $186 million of purchasing contracts, the Denver Security Office and the Energy Office in the City and County of Denver.
He is active in multiple community organizations including the I Love You Guys Foundation. He sits on the Visit Denver Board and is a former member of the Board of Equalization, the Board of County Commissioners for the city of Denver, and the Colorado Rangers.
Director Robinson has a bachelor's degree from Xavier University and master's degree in Public Policy and Politics from the University of Colorado Denver. He also holds a certificate from the Rocky Mountain Leadership Program Institute of Governance from the University of Colorado Denver.