Independent Police Oversight Office

In October of 2019, the Boulder City Council adopted a Police Oversight Ordinance to establish an Independent Police Oversight Office and hire a civilian police monitor to review the handling of complaints, review trends in policing, recommend improvements to police practices, and to engage with the public. The Office will be located in the City Manager’s Office and report to the Equity Program Manager.

The Boulder Police Department

The Boulder Police Department partners with the community to provide service and safety. The Department provides a full range of services, which includes but are not limited to crime prevention, enforcement, security, investigations, management of public disorder and quality of life issues, emergency and disaster response, and training. The Boulder Police Department strives to be a premier law enforcement agency and a model of excellence in policing by creating partnerships, building trust, reducing crime, and improving the quality of life for our community. The Department employs 289 full-time employees in three divisions: Administration, Operations, and Support and Staff Services.


The hiring range for the Independent Police Monitor is $90,000 to $100,000 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City of Boulder is a progressive organization that values employee engagement and well-being. The City recognizes the importance of providing an encompassing health and life benefits program to employees including Telework, Flex Schedules, Telehealth and Wellness Incentives, Infants and Dogs at Work Program and an Employee Discount Program on good and services throughout the Boulder Community. Additional information can be viewed here.