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On Tuesday, December 12, 2011, Robert C. White was sworn in as the 69 th Chief of Police for the Denver Police Department. Chief White comes to Denver after serving nearly nine years as Chief of Police of the Louisville Metro Police Department. The Louisville Metro Police Department was created on January 6, 2003 with the merger of the Louisville Police Department and the Jefferson County Police Department. Chief White was the department’s first Chief of Police. It was under his direction in which the successful merger of these two departments occurred by creating a single department valuing crime prevention through the creation of strong citizen-police relationships based upon... Read more
Deputy Chief Murray is a twenty-four year veteran of the Denver Police Department. Chief Murray has worked in patrol, in a specialized proactive uniform assignment, the assault investigations unit, the domestic violence investigations unit, and in the homicide unit as a detective and supervisor. As a homicide detective, Chief Murray’s first case was the murder of a Denver Police Officer and his last case was the shooting at Columbine High School.
Chief Murray has commanded the department’s Media Relations Unit and Marketing (Social Media) group for the past seven years. The Denver Police Social Media efforts have been recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government as a Bright Light (best practice) and received Four Edward R. Murrow awards and Six Regional EMMY awards in 2015.
Chief Murray is married and has five children. He and his wife have been foster parents to forty-children. He earned a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership at Regis University and was inducted into the Alpha Sigma Nu Society. His passions include photography, writing, traveling with his family, backpacking, and exploring Anasazi ruins.
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In partnership with the community, we endeavor to operate a police agency with a focus on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters.