Denver at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Denver Police Department
- 1,552 Officers
- 266 Civilian staff
Officers per 1000 residents
- 2.46 Denver
- 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.3 National average
These figures reflect the Denver Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|DENVER, CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER, CO DE-ESCALATION TRAINING PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DENVER, CITY & COUNTY OF DENVER, CO LEMHWA PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|DENVER, CITY & COUNTY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES.||Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy||95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program||Prime|
|DENVER, CITY & COUNTY OF DPD FY2021 JAG PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|3||3 @ $77,060.00||$231,180.00||Q||3|
|7||7 @ $138.00||$966.00||D||1|
|5||5 @ $138.00||$690.00||D||1|
|8||8 @ $499.00||$3,992.00||D||1|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $14,500,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
New settlement to limit use of non-lethal weapons by Denver Police Department.
In June 2020, the City of Denver agreed to limit the use of non-lethal weapons, such as tear-gas, flashbangs, and rubber bullets, in order to settle a pair of lawsuits stemming from protests against police misconduct during the summer.
The lawsuits alleged that members of the Denver Police Department misused non-lethal weapons during Denver’s George Floyd protests. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on the activity, but the order was set to expire in a few days. Prior to the order’s expiration, the city announced an agreement to limit violent police responses to protests. The new agreement requires that only police sergeants or above can approve the use of force and all officers must actively use body cameras when interacting with protestors, among other things.
|2004 - 2017||
From 2004 to 2017, Denver paid $28 million for police and jail claims.
According to The Denver Post’s review of data provided by the Denver City Attorney’s office, the City of Denver paid nearly $28 million for police and jail claims from 2004 to 2017. During the same time period, 82 percent of all settlements sent to the Denver City Council for approval (a total of $33.7 million) were for police and jail related claims. In September 2019, the Denver City Council approved a settlement total of $500,000 in an excessive force and malicious prosecution lawsuit filed against the Denver Police Department.