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COVID-19: When to contact 9-1-1

Call 911 if you are:
  • Having difficulty breathing or are choking
  • Having an allergic reaction
  • Having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
  • Are experiencing feelings of confusion, dizziness, or are disoriented
  • Having difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing
  • Have sudden severe pain
Do NOT call 911 if you:
  • Want information about COVID-19
  • Need a ride to the doctor's office
  • want to get tested
  • have mild symptoms

To learn more about our 9-1-1 Communications and to sign up for emergency information and notifications in Denver, visit and our emergency services for people with disabilities page.

You can also read more 9-1-1 guidance from the State of Colorado.

The Denver Sheriff Department is the largest sheriff department in the state of Colorado—we are proud to represent the Mile High City! We are committed to excellent community and customer service and to continuously building a smarter and exceptional agency by concentrating on four pillars:

  • Organizational Culture
  • Employee Experience
  • Inmate Wellness
  • Community Partnerships

Each of these four pillars are part of our regularly updated Strategic Plan. Download the document below to learn more!

Denver Sheriff Is Triple Crown Certified

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The Triple Crown distinction is rare. Since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 100 sheriffs offices have qualified. Established by the National Sheriff's Association, this certification recognizes sheriff offices that 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 and acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. Learn more about our certifications.


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