Police Department

Mission Statement

Preventing crime and increasing public trust while honoring the responsibilities granted to us by those we serve, with continued focus on partnerships, learning, and innovation.


Chief of Police Ron Thomas

The focus of the Denver Police Department is to prevent crime and increase public trust while honoring the responsibilities granted to us by those we serve. The Denver Police Department is a leader in innovative approaches to complex issues facing our city today and we continue to build on previous accomplishments through community engagement, partnerships, and programs. Regardless of the challenges we face, my goal is to provide police services consistent with community expectations. I have spent my career working to build consensus with the community and I look forward to continuing this work.

- Chief Ron Thomas


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Come join our team!

The Denver Police Department is looking for compassionate and devoted individuals who want to partner with the community in serving our great city.

  • 2024 Denver Police Officer Salary Range: $68,878 - $105,965 Annually
  • Ten-hour shifts with three consecutive days off
  • Full salary and benefits starting on day one of the academy
  • Availability of off-duty assignments for extra pay
  • Vacation starts at 112 hours per year
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • 144 hours of sick leave per year

Find out more or fill out our interest form!

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Want to help but not ready to apply? Find out how to become a volunteer with the police department.

Performance and Transparency

As part of our commitment to transparency and continuous improvement, the Denver Police Department has launched a series of performance dashboards aimed at providing timely and accurate data related to crime, calls for service, officer-involved shootings, and officer complaints.

Please contact us at dpdlistens@denvergov.org with questions or feedback.

Contact Us

Police Administration Building
1331 Cherokee Street
Denver, CO 80204

Information Desk: 720-913-6010
Non-Emergency Line: 720-913-2000

Dial 911 for Emergencies

When Should I Call 911?

Police Directory

News and Media

Members of the news media can contact the Denver Police Media Relations team at:


Press Releases

Complaints or Commendations

The Office of Independent Monitor (OIM) accepts complaints and commendations for all civil service personnel, including police officers. All complaints are assigned a case number by the OIM and forwarded to the Internal Affairs Bureau of the Denver Police and/or Sheriff Department to be assigned to a sergeant for review. The OIM monitors the entire Internal Affairs process to ensure that it is handled in a reasonable and appropriate manner. For a more detailed description of the complaint handling process or to file a complaint or commendation, visit the Independent Monitor's commendations and complaints page.

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Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE)

The Denver Police Department, and many others, have joined forces to bring Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado. If you are interested in joining the statewide initiative, contact us at ableco@denvergov.org.