Press Release

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice releases crime and justice compendium covering 10 years of criminal justice data and trends

(Dec. 17, 2020) -- The Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Colorado Department of Public Safety has released “Crime and Justice in Colorado: 2009-2019,” a report that compiles data from dozens of sources to provide a comprehensive portrait of crime and criminal justice in Colorado. 

Members of DCJ’s Office of Research and Statistics gathered, analyzed, and presented data on a wide range of adult and juvenile criminal justice topics, including:

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: