Contact Us


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Main: 303-239-4201

Email: cdps_cbi_denver@state.co.us

Background Checks (for employment and criminal histories): 303-239-4208

Firearm Background Checks: 303-813-5700

Forensic Services or Investigative Services

   Denver: 303-463-7000
   Grand Junction: 970-248-7500
   Pueblo: 719-647-5999

Media Inquiries: 303-239-4423 or susan.medina@state.co.us

Records requestsnatalie.olson@state.co.us 

Mailing Addresses:

CBI Headquarters, 690 Kipling Street, Ste. 4000, Lakewood, CO  80215

CBI Arvada Regional Office, 6000 W. 54th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002

CBI Grand Junction Regional Office, 2797 Justice Drive, Grand Junction, CO  81506

CBI Pueblo Regional Office, 79 N. Silicon Drive, Pueblo West, CO  81007


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Main Office
9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, CO  80112

Main: 720-852-6600

Public Information Line: 720-432-2433

State of Colorado Emergency Operations line: 303-279-8855

Submit a suspicious activity report (if you are a member of the public)

Report an emergency school safety tip (Safe2Tell)

Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC)

Media Inquiries & records requests

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Main Office
Kipling Street, Suite 2000
Lakewood, CO 80215

Main: 303-239-4600
Fax:   303-239-588-7690

Fire and Life Safety (building codes, permits, inspections, professional standards, investigations): 303-239-4100 

Fire Billing

DFPC Grants: cdps_dfpc_grants@state.co.us

Professional Qualifications & Training


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Main Office
700 Kipling, Suite 1000
Lakewood, CO 80215

Main: 303-239-4442
Fax:   303-239-4491

View all DCJ contacts

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Main Office

700 Kipling Street, Suite 1000
Denver, CO 80215

Main: 303-239-4435
Email: CDPS_School_Safety_Center@state.co.us


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CDPS Constituent Advocate


Email our constituent advocate to get help with questions, concerns, or processes that you are struggling with in relation to the Colorado Department of Public Safety. 

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CDPS Executive Director Stan Hilkey

700 Kipling St.

Lakewood 80215

Main: 303-239-4398

Email: stan.hilkey@state.co.us


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CDPS Legislative Liaison

For legislative matters and inquiries, please contact Joel Malecka, CDPS Legislative Liaison, at joel.malecka@state.co.us.

For legislative matters and inquiries pertaining to the Colorado State Patrol, please contact Mike Honn, CSP Legislative Liaison, at mike.honn@state.co.us.

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1033 and 1122 LESO Programs:

Colorado Access to Federal Equipment Programs

Visit the Colorado 1033 and 1122 program webpage.

Main: 303-239-5776
Email: cdps_1033_1122@state.co.us


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Media Relations

CDPS Public Information Officers

Colorado State Patrol: 303-239-4583.

CBI720-951-6452 or lisa.kohlbrenner@state.co.us

Division of Fire Prevention & Control720-391-1565 or caley.pruitt@state.co.us

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management303-472-4087 or micki.trost@state.co.us.

Division of Criminal Justice: ​303-239-4442 or paula.vargas@state.co.us

CDPS Executive Director's Office: 303-358-8150 or cdps_info@state.co.us

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Colorado Open Records Requests

How to submit a records request to the Colorado Department of Public Safety.

Criminal histories/background checks

Obtain a crash report

Colorado Department of Public Safety records: e-mail your request to gianna.defries@state.co.us

Colorado State Patrol records: Submit your request using the State Patrol online portal.

CBI records: e-mail your request to natalie.olson@state.co.us

Division of Criminal Justice recordsSubmit your DCJ request using this online form

DHSEM records: Submit your DHSEM request using this form.

DFPC records: e-mail your request to caley.pruitt@state.co.us


Other Services

Get answers about about:

   Criminal history/background check
   Concealed carry permits
   Firearms transfers - background checks (InstaCheck)
   Reporting a crash

Other topics:

Driver's licenses, driving records, or vehicle registration: Motor vehicle records, registrations, and driver's licenses are handled by the Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles

Court records or information: For information about upcoming court cases, or to find records or outcomes of past court cases, you will need to contact the judicial district, county court, or municipal court where the case was heard. 

Police investigations, blotters, or arrest records: Local police departments and sheriff's offices are the lead agencies responsible for most law enforcement responses to and investigations of crimes within municipal or county boundaries. CDPS does not have oversight over or maintain records on behalf of those local law enforcement agencies, so you will need to contact the police department or sheriff's office directly to ask questions or request records. 

Prison (Department of Corrections): The Colorado Department of Corrections is a separate department from the Colorado Department of Public Safety.

Contact an offender in a Colorado prison

DOC records requests and other contact information

Community Corrections: The CDPS Office of Community Corrections sets standards for community corrections across the state, ensures compliance with those standards, and allocates state funding to local community corrections boards. We do not maintain records on individual offenders or their location. 

If you are trying to contact someone sentenced to community corrections, that individual must provide you with their contact information.

If you have questions or concerns related to a local community corrections program, please start by contacting the local community corrections board in the county where the program is located. 

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