The Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the civilian oversight agency for the Police and Sheriff Departments for the City and County of Denver. The OIM was created by the Mayor and City Council in 2004 and began its work on August 1, 2005. The OIM is staffed by fourteen employees including six monitors, primarily attorneys: the Monitor, the Senior Deputy Monitor, and four Deputy Monitors. In order to perform our research and policy functions, the OIM is also staffed by a Policy Director and three Analysts. Committed to community engagement and public access to OIM work, there is also a Community Relations Ombudsman and Youth Project Coordinator. The OIM’s work is supported by an Office Manager and Case Manager.