Commendations and Complaints

The OIM accepts commendations and complaints about Denver Police Department and Denver Sheriff Department sworn staff. Please note that we only handle commendations and complaints regarding the Denver Police and Denver Sheriff Departments. Call 311 for all other Denver matters and complaints.

Commendations are forwarded to the relevant department to be handled according to their internal policies and procedures.  All complaints that fall within the OIM’s jurisdiction are forwarded to the Denver Police Department or Department of Safety.  Our office monitors the entire complaint investigation and discipline process in an attempt to ensure that it is handled in a reasonable and appropriate manner.

Please note that it is very difficult to conduct a quality investigation when complaints are not filed in a timely manner.  We strongly encourage complainants to file their complaints within 60 days, when possible.  

Submit Your Commendation or Complaint Online

Again, we only handle complaints and commendations regarding the Denver Police and Denver Sheriff Departments. Please call 311 for all other matters and complaints.  To submit a commendation or complaint online, please fill out the following form:

Commendation and Complaint Form

If you would like to submit a printable version of the form, please download the printable form, below, and mail or fax to:

Office of the Independent Monitor
Denver Post Building
101 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202
Fax: (720) 913-3305