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Apr 24, 2017

Denver Sheriff Department Releases 2016 Annual Report

The Denver Sheriff Department released its 2016 Annual Report highlighting reform progress, de-escalation training and use of force, community engagement, recruitment and staffing improvements, department restructuring, gender equity, inmate re-entry programs, employee well-being and outreach, and more.

Mar 14, 2017

“K9 Rex Day” proclaimed for retiring bomb dog

Mayor Michael B. Hancock officiated at the retirement ceremony for K9 Rex, one of the Denver Sheriff Department’s explosive detection dogs. Rex retired today, exactly six years after he started with the DSD – that’s 42 dog years, making him our longest serving employee.

Feb 21, 2017

Sheriff Department Statement on Ever Valles Case

Denver Sheriff Department today released a statement on the Ever Valles case. read the full statement.

Jan 18, 2017

Denver Sheriff Department Advisory Board - Request for Applications

The Denver Sheriff Department is requesting applications to its Advisory Board.

The Sheriff Advisory Board will meet regularly during which time the Sheriff will keep board members apprised of activities and issues concerning the department, as well as provide an opportunity for board members to provide the Sheriff with ideas, concerns, feedback and suggestions.

Dec 15, 2016

Sheriff Firman's Letter to City Council

Sheriff Patrick Firman sends thank you letter to Denver City Council, providing an overview of some of the significant milestones met by the Denver Sheriff Department over the past year as part of the department's reform program.

Sep 29, 2016

Opioid Users to Get Second Chance With New Jail-based Treatment

DENVER – Opioid use across the country has reached epidemic proportions impacting multiple city and state systems. Starting today, opioid-dependent defendants in the City and County of Denver will have a new option to undergo methadone treatment in a controlled environment under an innovative new program operated by the Denver Sheriff Department, Denver Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health Strategies, Denver Health, Denver Adult Probation, Denver District Court and Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS).

Sep 26, 2016

Suspected Drug Overdose at Denver Jail

DENVER, CO – Five Denver inmates suspected of overdosing on drugs were taken to hospital yesterday afternoon.

Jul 29, 2016

Staff spend more time with newborns under new policy

DENVER, CO – A new policy for pregnant staff at the Denver Sheriff Department allows women to remain at work longer into their pregnancies, as well as allowing them to spend more time at home with their newborns. Under the policy, pregnant employees are now able to temporarily switch to modified duties from their regular duties.

Jun 16, 2016

Focus of New Deputy Sheriff Use of Force Policy is De-escalation

DENVER, CO – The City and County of Denver today announced the release of a new use of force policy for the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) that emphasizes the need for deputies to de-escalate situations as an alternative to using force, when reasonably possible, and clarifies the policy standard defining circumstances when force may be used.

Jun 08, 2016

Denver Elections Division Debuts Confined Voter Program

The Denver Elections Division has partnered with the Denver Sheriff’s Department, and the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition to create a confined voter process so eligible inmates housed at the Denver County Jail and the Van Cise - Simonet Detention Center can exercise their right to vote if they so choose.

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