The COB is comprised of nine volunteers appointed alternately by the Mayor and City Council, with one joint appointee. The COB is part of Denver’s civilian oversight of law enforcement. It meets regularly with the OIM, Sheriff, Police Chief, and Manager of Safety in order to proactively monitor public safety issues. The COB has the jurisdiction to evaluate and make recommendations regarding Police and Sheriff policies and procedures and evaluates the effectiveness of the OIM.
By ordinance, the COB must hold at least three public meetings each year. The purpose of these meetings is to allow the public an opportunity to address issues of concern in their communities. The COB takes this information into account when formulating policy recommendations with the intent of improving the services provided by the safety departments.
The COB holds regular meetings on the first and third Fridays of each month with the exception of Fridays which are on holiday weekends. The meetings are currently held virtually, details can be found on the main page of our website.
Potential attendees should email email@example.com in advance of attending to confirm there is no change in schedule or location.
Denver Channel 8 has made it easier to catch a missed meeting by archiving all COB public forums online.
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