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.
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.