Colorado Department of Public Safety

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Colorado Department of Public Safety
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AbbreviationCO DPS
Agency overview
Employees1,846
Annual budget US$$512,916,940 [FY 2019] [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionColorado, USA
Size269,837 square miles (698,870 km2)
Population5,695,564 (2018 est)
General nature
Headquarters Denver Colorado
Governor of Colorado responsible
Agency executives
  • Stan Hilkey, Executive Director
  • Jana Locke, Deputy Director
Parent agency State of Colorado
Website
cdpsweb.state.co.us

The Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS) consists of five divisions that cover a breadth of safety programs and services: Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control (DFPC), and Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM). Additionally, the Executive Director's Office supports operations of the five divisions and houses the Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) and Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS)

Note: Colorado's local law enforcement, emergency management, fire, and criminal justice agencies operate with home-rule authority; while local jurisdictions often partner with and work closely with CDPS agencies, they are not overseen by the Department of Public Safety. If you have a question or concern about municipal or county safety services, you may need to contact your local jurisdiction.

Structure

CDPS includes the: [2]

AgencyResponsibilities
Colorado State Patrol Enforces traffic laws on state highways, guards the state capitol, and guards the Governor.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Supports and assists local, county, and state criminal justice agencies through the provision of professional investigative and forensic laboratory services. Manages and administers criminal justice records and data sharing.
Division of Criminal Justice Provides assistance to state and local criminal justice agencies through grants, research, and policy development.
Division of Fire Prevention and Control Administers fire prevention and code enforcement, wildfire preparedness, response, and management, and the training and certification of firefighters.
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Works to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all-hazard events including acts of terrorism.

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References

  1. https://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/EDO/who_we_are/CDPS_Org_Chart_FY19.pdf
  2. "Divisions/Offices" . Retrieved 14 June 2014.