Denver Sheriff Department

  • Denver Sheriff Department

    Sheriff Elias Diggins

    It is my honor, privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the Denver Sheriff Department website.  We are the largest Sheriff department in the state of Colorado and are proud to represent the Mile High City. As you navigate our pages, please know that we are committed to becoming a better, smarter agency where world class employees deliver excellent community and customer service to all.

    The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 890 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members.  These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Community Corrections and Work Release facility, and security at DenverHealth Medical Center.

    Our agency is currently accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA)National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
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    Latest News


    Mar 24, 2015

    The Department of Public Safety today announced a new retention policy for video footage recorded in Denver’s jails.

    Mar 24, 2015

    Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver public safety and criminal justice officials today announced the launch of a public awareness campaign called Start by Believing - a campaign focused on improving the public response to sexual assault.

    Mar 24, 2015

    Denver Sheriff Department's 2014 Annual Report released with highlights on the people, programs, and strategic plan performance for the DSD in 2014.

    Triple Crown Certified

    The Triple Crown Award was established by the National Sheriff’s Association to recognize those sheriff’s offices which achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task.  Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat.  In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 35 sheriffs' offices have qualified.
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