NACOLE Case Studies on Civilian Oversight: Office of the Independent Monitor
United States. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Vitoroulis, Michael
From the Document: "Created by municipal ordinance in 2004 and codified into Denver's charter in 2016, the Office of the Independent Monitor (OIM) and seven-member Citizen Oversight Board (COB) are the City and County of Denver's civilian oversight agencies. The OIM and COB provide oversight of the Denver Police Department (DPD), a force of 1,459 sworn officers, and the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD), which consists of 985 sworn deputies responsible for the custody of inmates in Denver's jail system. The OIM actively monitors, participates in, and reviews the DPD's and DSD's Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) investigations of critical incidents and alleged misconduct involving sworn DPD and DSD personnel; monitors and issues recommendations throughout the adjudication and disciplinary processes; mediates complaints; and issues policy recommendations through data-driven analysis. The OIM also conducts significant outreach to the community, the DPD, and the DSD. The COB is responsible for evaluating the OIM's performance, gauging community concerns regarding the DPD's and the DSD's policies and practices and issuing policy recommendations to Denver's chief of police; the sheriff; and the executive director of safety (EDOS), the civilian head of Denver's Department of Safety (DOS) responsible for the management and discipline of Denver's police, sheriff, and fire departments."
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    Vitoroulis, Michael
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    United States. Department of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
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    Citizen crime reporting

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