Office of the Independent Monitor

The Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) is the civilian oversight agency for the City and County of Denver Police and Sheriff Departments (DPD and DSD, respectively).  The OIM was created by the Mayor and City Council in 2004 and has several essential functions:

  • Receiving and processing community complaints about DPD and DSD sworn personnel;
  • Monitoring investigations into complaints, officer-involved shootings, and in-custody deaths involving DPD and DSD sworn personnel;
  • Making recommendations about the findings and discipline associated with complaints involving DPD and DSD sworn personnel;
  • Publicly reporting on patterns of complaints, findings, and discipline;
  • Making recommendations regarding potential law enforcement, corrections, and oversight related policy issues; and
  • Engaging the community and law enforcement in the work of the OIM through outreach.