It is my honor, privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the Denver Sheriff Department website. We are the largest Sheriff department in the state of Colorado and are proud to represent the Mile High City. As you navigate our pages, please know that we are committed to becoming a better, smarter agency where world class employees deliver excellent community and customer service to all.
The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest Sheriff Department agency in the state of Colorado and is comprised of many divisions and diverse operations with over 890 uniformed and non-uniformed staff members. These operations include two separate jails, security for the District and County court systems, state inmate transportation, extradition duties, fugitive and K-9 units, a Community Corrections and Work Release facility, and security at DenverHealth & Medical Center.
Our agency is currently accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA), National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
The Triple Crown Award was established by the National Sheriff’s Association to recognize those sheriff’s offices which achieve simultaneous accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the American Correctional Association, and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task. Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 35 sheriffs' offices have qualified.
Learn more about our certifications...
The top-to-bottom review of the Denver Sheriff Department has delivered thoughtful recommendations for reform. To ensure the process was comprehensive, input was gathered from independent consultants, law enforcement experts and engaged community members.
Read the reports the recommendations came from, as well as progress reports on where the reform effort stands now.
P.O. Box 1108
Denver, CO 80201
Melissa Ortega, Assistant to the Sheriff
Requests for uniform patches:
Denver 311 Help Center Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
TTY Service: 720-913-8479