Police reform is coming to Colorado to a city or town near you. More precisely, with the passage in June 2020 of Senate Bill 20-217, the Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity Act, the Colorado Legislature has ushered in sweeping and unprecedented police reform measures that will impact policing and law enforcement in every city and town in the state.
Read the CIRSA Law Enforcement Liability Alert on Senate Bill 20-217
A Synopsis of Senate Bill 20‐217 by Thomas S. Rice and Eric M. Ziporin
The Regional Impacts to Law Enforcement Report is a recent publication from the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments (NWCCOG) that provides a regional perspective on issues surrounding SB20-217. The Report, prepared with financial assistance from the Division of Local Government and CIRSA, is the outcome of two months of interviews with Chiefs of Police and other law enforcement officials across the NWCCOG region about the financial, legal, and operational issues arising from SB20-217. While the Report is from the perspective of the agencies in the NWCCOG region, it will assist any local officials in understanding the police reform issues being addressed by Colorado local law enforcement agencies.
With the recent passage of Colorado Senate Bill 20-217, CIRSA has received questions about its liability coverage for peace officers and their municipal employers. Read the CIRSA’s Law Enforcement Coverage Explained article for a summary of the framework of CIRSA’s liability coverages, focusing on coverage for “law enforcement activities,” and some comments on claims handling for the new civil liability causes of action created by SB 217.