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Denver Solicits Proposals to Acquire Independent Assessment Firm for Top to Bottom Review of Sheriff Department

DENVER -  The Denver Sheriff Department Reform Steering Committee has released a request for proposal (RFP) for an Independent Review of the Denver Sheriff Department and recruitment of a new Sheriff. The RFP is open until September 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

“We are putting forth every effort to acquire an independent review firm that will best meet the needs of Denver and of our residents as we continue to engage in this top-to-bottom review of the Sheriff Department,” said Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O’Malley. 

On July 21, 2014, Mayor Michael B. Hancock ordered a thorough review of the Sheriff Department to set a new standard of accountability, strengthen protocols and help chart a new direction for the agency.

The review will include, but is not limited to: reviewing, analyzing and assisting the city in determining best practices by providing written advice and recommendations on the following topics:
  • Organizational Structure
  • Internal Affairs
  • Conduct Review
  • Corrections
  • Use of Force
  • Supervision and Training

Respondents will also be asked to weigh-in on others areas they believe are necessary to complete a top-to-bottom review based upon their expertise.

The scope of work may be completed by a single entity or through a pairing of entities that may collaboratively co-bid this work together. The list of services is intended as a general guide, and is not intended to be a complete list of all work necessary to provide recommendations.

The chosen firm will also take into consideration the reports from the four task forces, community and sheriff employee dialogues, community input submitted electronically and the baseline workload report being conducted by the Peak Performance team.

For a full copy of the RFP click
here .