|Submitted||July 19, 2016|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all policies, procedures, directives, memorandums, and any other guiding materials regarding matters pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• policies and procedures on the issuance of firearms permits and licenses. (Please note that this point is not a request for identities of individual permit/license holders, but is rather a request for governmental policies and parameters regarding the process and regulations by which one may obtain a license or permit. If separate strictures exist for each, provision of both would be greatly appreciated.)
• policies and procedures on the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• any and all available policies and procedures regarding local firearms policies. Please provide all such materials that alter or supplement departmental procedures.
Please include all available segregable data.
Please also provide all available data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the suspension of firearms permits and licenses.
• the renewal of firearms permits and licenses.
• incidents involving the use of a firearm.
If various policies or reports exist dependent on the type of firearm, provision of all applicable materials would be greatly appreciated. Should they be voluminous, provision of materials on rolling basis would be greatly appreciated.
Should your agency believe that any additional policies, procedures, reports or other analysis pertaining to firearm acquisition, licensure, use, transfer, deaths, incidents, or any related issues may reside with another agency or agencies, indication of such agencies would be greatly appreciated.
Please notify us if further clarification is necessary.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 19, 2016. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
THE INITIAL RESPONSE BELOW BOUNCED BACK—ATTEMPTING TO RESEND
Melissa Ortega of the Denver Sheriff Department forwarded your request to me for response. Though you made your request pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA), records of the Denver Sheriff Department and the Denver Police Department are criminal justice records, the disclosure of which is governed by the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, CRS 24-72-301, et seq.
The Denver Sheriff Department is not the agency responsible for the issuance of firearms permits in the City and County of Denver and therefore has no records responsive to your request.
In Denver, Concealed Weapons Permits are processed and issued by the Denver Police Department (DPD). Application information and procedures may be found on line at www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/police-department/programs-services/concealed-weapons-permits.html. Additionally, Section 2.33(6)(b) of the DPD Operations Manual, also available on line, at www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/police-department.html, and pasted below addresses CCW permits.
(6) Compliance Unit
a. Sex Offender Registration Unit. Unit Personnel use all reasonable means to investigate and assist in any investigation of noncompliant sex offenders including locating noncompliant and absconded sex offenders, assist convicted sex offenders to maintain compliance, educate the public about personal safety precautions, and train designated law enforcement on registration, notification, verification, and community education procedures.
b. Concealed Weapons Permits. Unit personnel are responsible for the processing and issuance of concealed weapon permit applications under Colorado Revised Statute 18-12-205, including the forwarding of applications to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the office of the Manager of Safety. Unit personnel are also responsible for revoked and suspended permits. The concealed weapons permit unit is also responsible for the issuance of permits to retired law enforcement personnel under the 2004 Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act. Unit personnel are responsible for the processing, background investigations, and issuance of these permits.
The most recent data on I have readily available may be found in the chart below reflecting the monthly CCW applications processed in 2015 and 2016:
The most recent data on offenses involving firearms that I have readily available may be found in the table below
Aggravated Assault w/Firearm
Data for Gun homicides includes data fields listed as Firearm, Shotgun, and Handgun.
Data for 2016 is YTD through 06/13/2016, the last listed homicide in the Data records as of 06/29/2016.
Data includes homicides that are justified. These are usually officer involved incidents.
Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.