The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to transparency with our community. This includes sharing our policies so residents understand how our employees do the difficult work of keeping the community safe.
We review and update our policies regularly to ensure that we act in line with the best practices within the industry as well as are consistent with Colorado and federal law.
We routinely review policies and procedures and some changes to the Use of Force policy were in the approval process prior to George Floyd’s death. However, after his death, we did a deeper review of this policy to see what else we could improve. That review, as well as changes made to align with Colorado’s new Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, has led to the revised Use of Force policy.