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File #: 22-1212    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/24/2022 In control: Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee
On agenda: 10/17/2022 Final action: 10/17/2022
Title: A resolution of City Council consenting to the Mayor's appointment of Ronald Thomas. Approves the Mayoral appointment of Ron Thomas as Chief of Police, pursuant to Charter Section ? 2.2.6 (D). The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-5-2022.
Indexes: Lucas Palmisano
Attachments: 1. BR22-1212_MO_Bill_request_MO_DPD_Chief_Confirmation, 2. BR22-1212_MO_ChiefThomasNominationPressRelease, 3. 22-1212 Filed Resolution_Consent to Appointment of Chief of Police, 4. 22-1212 Filed Resolution_Consent to Appointment of Chief of Police, 5. 22-1212 - signed
Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

Date Submitted: 10-3-2022

Requesting Agency: Mayor's Office
Division:

Subject Matter Expert Name: Skye Stuart
Email Address: Skye.Stuart@denvergov.org
Phone Number:

Item Title & Description:
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These appear on the Council meeting agenda. Initially, the requesting agency will enter a 2-3 sentence description. Upon bill filling, the City Attorney's Office should enter the title above the description (the title should be in bold font).

Both the title and description must be entered between the red "title" and "body" below. Do not at any time delete the red "title" or "body" markers from this template.
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A resolution of City Council consenting to the Mayor's appointment of Ronald Thomas.
Approves the Mayoral appointment of Ron Thomas as Chief of Police, pursuant to Charter Section ? 2.2.6 (D). The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-5-2022.
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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:
Detailed description of the item and why we are doing it. This can be a separate attachment.

Charter Section ? 2.2.6 (D) requires consent of City Council for the Mayoral appointment of Charter officers. Following the retirement of Police Chief Paul Pazen, the Mayor has advanced Ron Thomas as his nomination to lead the Denver Police Department as Police Chief. The Denver Police Department is focused on prevention of crime by employing a precision policing strategy to focus enforcement and prevention efforts on addressing neighborhood-specific issues and decreasing high-frequency crimes. DPD also places an emphasis on addressing root causes of social harms within the community including those caused by the effects of unaddressed behavioral health and substance abuse, threats to public trust caused by a fear of crime and multimodal transportation safety issue...

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