Citizen Oversight Board

Announcements

Upcoming Public Forum: 
The Board will be hosting a public forum from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Executive Director of Public Safety Armando Saldate will share several Join the Meeting. Add it to your Calendar. Agenda to Come.


Next Citizen Oversight Board Meeting:
The next Board meeting will be held virtually on Friday, June 3, at 10:00 a.m. Join the Meeting. Agenda to come. 


Independent Monitor Hiring
The Board has unanimously voted to continue the search for a new Independent Monitor. We anticipate the process will be completed by September. 

View the hiring timeline(PDF, 213KB).

View the Board's press release(PDF, 194KB) 

Mission

The Citizen Oversight Board (COB) was created in 2004 and consists of nine community members who are broadly tasked with assessing the effectiveness of the Denver Department of Public Safety’s hiring, training, and disciplinary processes and making recommendations as appropriate. In order to do so, the Board is granted regular access to public safety department leaders as well as confidential records. The Board is also responsible for appointing, by and with the consent of the City Council, the Independent Monitor, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board.

The Board meets twice monthly (1st and 3rd Friday of the month, all meetings are currently virtual) and holds quarterly Public Forums throughout the City and County of Denver.

Contact Us

Citizen Oversight Board
Denver Post Building
101 W. Colfax Ave., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202

Email: COB@DenverGov.org
Voicemail: (720) 913-3150

Additionally, we can be reached on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Open Records Policy

In order to pay for the cost of staff, custodians of public records within the City and County of Denver may charge for research and retrieval time necessary to respond to requests for records under the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”).  Pursuant to C.R.S. §24-72-205(6), effective July 1, 2014, staff time may be charged at a rate not to exceed $30.00 per hour.  There shall be no charge for the first hour of time for research and retrieval of records.