Press Release

CDPS Statement on Legal Opinion Regarding Sex Offender Management Board Conflict of Interest Policies and Procedures

(Oct. 22, 2020) -- The Colorado Department of Public Safety today released to the public a legal opinion prepared for the department, at its request, regarding the conflict of interest policies and procedures of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

Division of Fire Prevention & Control Helps Schools Implement Pandemic Safety Measures in a Fire-Safe Manner

(Aug. 15, 2020) As school districts across the State prepared to start the 2020/21 school year, they were coming up with innovative ideas to meet COVID-19 safety guidelines and the mandates of their local school boards and public health agencies. Some of the ideas involve changing spaces and rooms within school buildings or adding partitions or other means to separate class cohorts.

Colorado Department of Public Safety Releases Statement on Audit of Sex Offender Management Board

(July 28, 2020) - The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) today released a legislative audit of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), a stautory board that is supported by staff in the Colorado Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Justice.

The audit recommended five primary areas for improvement:

Governor Polis to Host Forum to Collaborate on Improving Criminal Justice Systems

(March 2, 2020) - Colorado Governor Jared Polis will host a two-day stakeholder forum on March 4 and 5, 2020, to discuss the current state of criminal justice in Colorado and explore strategies to enhance our criminal justice systems.

More than 450 stakeholders from across the state, representing all walks of life and every facet of criminal justice, will gather to collaborate on strategies aimed at:

  • Reducing recidivism,

  • Sentencing without bias,

CDPS Releases Elkhorn Creek Unit #4 Prescribed Fire Review Summary

(March 2, 2020) - The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) Compliance and Professional Standards Office held a public meeting with the Livermore and Glacier View communities on March 1to discuss the main findings from a review of the Elkhorn Creek Unit #4 Prescribed Fire, which escaped and became a wildfire on Oct. 16, 2019.

CDPS plans to release a full report on the review and its findings within the next two weeks.