Reimagine Policing in Boulder

Words and dialogue are not enough. It is time for change through action. Partner with us to reimagine policing.

  1. Plan

  2. Design

  3. Community Engagement

  4. Implement

Current Phase

Project Overview

The Boulder Police Department, in partnership with other city colleagues, is working to make significant changes in the midst of local and national discussions around the need for reform in policing. The master planning process will provide a framework for the department to do a broader and more in-depth examination of community input, use data-driven strategies to review current operations in the context of changing conditions and determine future policing goals and strategies. This master plan will be used as the roadmap for creating meaningful changes to public safety in Boulder. An in-depth examination of community needs and utilization of police department resources is currently underway.

Your Voice Matters

The engagement period for phase one has closed. The feedback that we received on the community's values, hopes and concerns for policing are being analyzed. Engagement window two will open in mid-September and we will be asking for input on key issues and draft focus areas.

Project Commitment

The city understands the importance of robust community engagement in creating a vision and Master Plan for the Boulder Police Department. As such, the project commits to the following:

  • Defining a clear purpose

  • Planning for thoughtful, respectful engagement

  • Encouraging and including all voices

  • Fostering public contribution and civic participation

  • Implementing a trustworthy and transparent process