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Citizen Oversight Board Seeking Candidates

The Citizen Oversight Board Nominating Committee is looking for applicants to serve on the Citizen Oversight Board (COB). The COB is an essential part of Denver’s independent, civilian oversight system, ensuring the Office of Independent Monitor (OIM) is effectively monitoring the uniformed law enforcement personnel in the Police, Sheriff, and Fire Departments and performing other duties as assigned by ordinance. The COB also furnishes an annual report to the Mayor and City Council, engages with the community, and provides policy input. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Is dedicated and able to meet the time commitment 
  • Has willingness to commit to attending regular COB meetings, quarterly COB public meetings, and executing additional responsibility outside of meeting hours.
  • Has experience in non-profit or government boards/commissions
  • Demonstrates an interest in criminal justice and public safety
  • Possesses the capacity to thoughtfully and reasonably consider views from various stakeholders
  • Has an understanding of how Denver city government works
  • Represents diverse communities of Denver (geography, race/ethnicity, skills/expertise, life experience)

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates cannot be an officer or employee of the City and County of Denver
  • Candidates nor members of their immediate family cannot have ever been employed by the Denver police, sheriff, or fire departments

The Citizen Oversight Board meets twice monthly (1st and 3rd Friday of the month) from 10a to 1p in downtown Denver. 

Members of the board receive a $100/month stipend for time and resources expended serving on the board.

Term lengths for members are 4 years, subject to renewal, and initially staggered with 1, 2, 3, and 4-year terms.

To apply please: 

Include a cover email/letter indicating why you are interested in this role and highlighting your relevant experience 

All applications are due on 12-02-2019. Please send questions to Jonathan Griffin at