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Denver Chief Orders Review of Officer Alcohol Abuse

June 13, 2014  | 

Amid a rash of officer arrests, Denver Police Chief Robert White has ordered a review of how his department handles reports of alcohol abuse among its nearly 1,400 officers.

White spoke Thursday about the seven officers accused of crimes this year, saying six of them involved alcohol and calling the incidents "frustrating." By comparison, there were only four officer arrests in 2013.

"I'm concerned for the officers," White told the Denver Post. "I'm concerned for their wellness. I'm concerned for our agency. We've worked extremely hard.

White expects to present his revamped substance-abuse policy by the end of July. Change may not come easy as White battles a culture where officers may be reluctant to jeopardize their careers — or those of their peers — by reporting alcohol abuse.

 

Tags: Denver PD, Officer Alcohol Abuse


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KvCopAz @ 6/14/2014 2:25 PM

I agree, I have a sick feeling (yet interested in finding out) how many Police AND Fire Fighters will soon be arrested for DUI Drugs. Here is Phx. Its only legal for "medical use" and the PD will ice you if prescribed for you (ink if they can get away with that) but thus far there are 40+ Fire Fighters with "medical Cards" for MJ funny it seems its OK for a paramedic to be under the influence b. Now do we feel safe? We shall see. Im glad Im a "retired" Phx Cop, now Im with the County and have not heard any policy on Medical MJ yet. Interesting.

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