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Jan 29, 2016

Sheriff Department Reorganized to Best Serve Staff, Community, Inmates

DENVER, CO – Sheriff Patrick Firman today announced a major restructure of the Denver Sheriff Department, focusing on the best interests of the people the department employs, serves and houses. Beginning February 1, the DSD will be organized around two newly created divisions, Operations and Administration, which reflects the two main functions of the department and departs from the previous facilities-based structure.

Jan 11, 2016

Response to release of Michael Marshall autopsy report

DENVER, CO – Today the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner completed its autopsy report in the Michael Marshall case. Mr. Marshall was an inmate who died at the Downtown Detention Center on Nov. 11, 2015.

Dec 11, 2015

Denver Updates Community on Sheriff Department Reform Work

DENVER – Executive Director of Public Safety Stephanie Y. O’Malley today provided an update on the City’s continued effort to implement reform within the Sheriff Department. “Considerable work has transpired over the past few months to create implementation plans for the 400+ recommendations received during the reform endeavor, and to develop an over-arching master implementation plan,” said Executive Director O’Malley. “Recently, steps have been taken to establish a framework that will ensure those plans, and their related deadlines, are adhered to. A compliance project manager has been hired and a compliance plan is currently under development.”

Dec 08, 2015

Denver Sheriff Press Release -- Inmate Passes Away

A 54-year-old inmate housed in the Downtown Detention Center (DDC), who was being treated for a terminal disease was found unresponsive and later passed away.

Nov 05, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Denver Provides Update on Sheriff Department Implementation Work

DENVER – Executive Director of Public Safety Stephanie Y. O’Malley today provided an update on the City’s continued work over the past 30 days to implement reform within the Sheriff Department. “In addition to the important, ongoing creation of action plans for each reform recommendation, attention has been paid to the development of a master implementation plan,” said Executive Director O’Malley. “The master plan will help us minimize overlap amongst the Implementation Action Teams’ work, inform the timing of activities across the reform effort, and guide the remainder of the implementation process.”

Oct 16, 2015

Mayor Hancock Appoints Patrick Firman as Next Denver Sheriff

DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today appointed Patrick Firman as the next Sheriff for the City and County of Denver. Firman will lead a department undergoing an extensive reform process, and will work alongside the Implementation Team led by Executive Director of Safety Stephanie O’Malley to effect the recommendations provided in the comprehensive report for reform of the Denver Sheriff Department.

Oct 09, 2015

Scam Callers Claiming to be Denver Sheriff Deputies

The Denver Sheriff Department today warned local residents to be on alert for callers claiming to be sheriff officers asking for money. The department never calls anyone asking for money

Oct 07, 2015

Denver Sheriff Progress Update

"Over the past month we have devoted a considerable amount of effort to the creation of implementation action plans for the 400+ recommendations received during the reform effort"

Sep 27, 2015

Deputy passes away after motorcycle accident

The Denver Sheriff Department is deeply saddened at the passing of Deputy Anthony Petranilli. He was severely injured in a motorcycle accident last Thursday afternoon.

Sep 03, 2015

Denver Highlights Sheriff Department Reform

Honors Commitment to Keep Community Apprised
Executive Director of Public Safety Stephanie Y. O’Malley today released a comprehensive summary of the City’s work over the last 30 days to reform the Sheriff Department.

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