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
- 1,447 Officers
- 337 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 1.96 Denver
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 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.
Federal grant funding for Denver
Data was last updated February 19, 2023
We identified over $16.8M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|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 THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, …||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|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|
Military equipment transfers
Data last updated January 10, 2023
$288.2K value of military equipment has been transferred to the Denver Police Department
The highest-value stock number reported is UNMANNED VEHICLE,GROUND with 3 items valued at $77,060.00 each
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|
|6||6 @ $138.00||$828.00||D||1|
|2||2 @ $138.00||$276.00||D||1|
|8||8 @ $499.00||$3,992.00||D||1|
Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements
Data last updated January 26, 2022
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.
Jon Murray, "Denver spent $14.5 million to settle lawsuits against police and sheriff in just 3 years", Denver Post, April 20, 2017
Web Staff and Kristin Haubrich, "Denver City Council approves settlement of $500,000 in excessive force case against Denver police", FOX Denver, September 17, 2019