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Colorado Law Enforcement Calls for 'Duty to Intervene' Language     

Organizations call on state Legislature to codify language into statute    

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2020
Contact: Amy Fletcher Faircloth, (720) 460-0276
[email protected]

DENVER — The Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, the County Sheriffs of Colorado and the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police called on the state Legislature today to strengthen state law to make it a crime when officers fail to intervene in cases of unreasonable force.

“We are shocked and disgusted by the indefensible use of force that led to George Floyd's recent death in Minneapolis. We are equally appalled, however, by the lack of intervention displayed by the other officers who were on the scene,” said Broomfield Police Chief Gary Creager, chair of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. “We will not sit idly by. Inaction should be condemned as harshly as unjust force. We have heard that our community wants increased accountability, and today we urge the Colorado Legislature, in the short time they have remaining in the session, to add a Duty to Intervene to state statute.”

Duty to Intervene is already an expectation for most Colorado law enforcement agencies. This change would make it a statutory requirement, and officers could face criminal prosecution.

“We understand this is only a first step, but it is a step in the right direction and one that can be accomplished now, in solidarity,” said Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins, president of the County Sheriffs of Colorado. “There is more work to be done to ensure accountability. We look forward to working with lawmakers and our communities to address additional concerns together. “

The organizations are calling for changes to the current Duty to Report Use of Force outlined in CRS 18-8-802, including directing officers to intercede to prevent the use of unreasonable force, when possible, and then to report such use of unreasonable force to the officer's immediate supervisor.

The Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police is a professional organization committed to serving the law enforcement community and the citizens of Colorado.

The County Sheriffs of Colorado is an association that provides education and professional assistance and promotes unity to enable sheriffs to best serve and protect the people of Colorado. 

The Colorado Fraternal Order of Police is a statewide police labor organization that works to protect and improve law enforcement officers’ employment rights and benefits.

 

 

New Job Postings Available On Website

Posted: June 2, 2020

Town of Kremmling is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

Town of Hudson is Hiring Patrol Officers. Click here for more information.

The City of Blackhawk is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

These openings have also been posted on the CACP website

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

Not a member? Join today!

 

Denver CPTED Course Rescheduled for September 28th - October 2nd

Posted: May 26, 2020

Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

What: CPTED Professional Designation Qualifying Course

When: September 28th - October 2nd

Where: Denver Police Department 3921N. Holly Street, Denver, CO 80207

 

 Registration Information 

For registration information please contact Sergeant George M. Vogler at 720-913-1360 or [email protected] 

The registration cost is $500.00 per person. 

For more information, click here.

 

New Job Postings Available On Website

Posted: May 18, 2020

Town of Hudson is Hiring Patrol Officers. Click here for more information.

The City of Blackhawk is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

The Town of Oak Creek is looking for Police Officer/School Resource Officer. Click here for job description. 

The City of Sheridan is looking for a Police Officer. Click here for more information.

The City of Thornton is looking for a Chief of Police. Click here for more information.

These openings have also been posted on the CACP website

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

Not a member? Join today!

 

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