Skip navigation

Department of Public Safety


Translate This Page


The Department of Public Safety (DOS) unifies all the city agencies tasked with ensuring Denver is the safest and most welcoming city in the nation. Our mission is to deliver a full spectrum of high-quality, public safety services to the individuals who live, work and visit the City and County of Denver.

Under the guidance of our Executive Director who is appointed by the Mayor, DOS provides management, discipline, human resources, adminstrative support and policy direction for the Police, Fire and Sheriff Departments, the 911 Emergency Communications Center and oversees Youth Programs, Community Corrections, the Gang Reduction Initiative and the Public Safety Cadet Program. 


Online Services for Citizens

You may file a non-emergency police report using our secure, online reporting system for the types of crimes listed below:

  • Damaged property or vandalism
  • Identity theft
  • Lost property
  • & More

To report an Emergency, dial 9-1-1

You may report traffic accidents on the Colorado State Patrol website.

In addition to TDD and TTY services, deaf and hard of hearing residents can now text or email Denver 911 to report emergency and non-emergency situations occurring in Denver and the metro area.

Text Message: (303) 513-6909


For information about TDD / TTY, visit our special needs services page.

Sign up for SWIFT 9111 to get emergency notifications.

Add your contact information to our emergency notification list so you can be contacted with important information and announcements.

Submit information about yourself or other members of your household who have special needs or disabilities to help 911 respond appropriately during an emergency. Your information will remain confidential.

Local businesses can help save lives and prevent over 50,000 deaths nationwide by installing Automated External Defibrillator (AED) units inside their establishments and registering them with 911.

Learn about the laws for marijuana use and possession in Denver.

Follow Us on Facebook
Follow @DenverSafetyDept
Job Notices & Alerts

Sign up for email notices about public safety jobs and other opportunties:

Contact Us

Director of Safety
1331 Cherokee Street, Room 302
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: (720) 913-6020
Fax: (720) 913-7028

Need Help?

Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call 720-913-1311
Emergencies: 911 
TTY Service: 720-913-8479


Department of Public Safety

Phone: 720-913-6020

Report a Problem | Ask a Question


Department of Safety Logo