A Message from Chief May
May 31, 2020
On behalf of the Northglenn Police Department I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. George Floyd as well as the Minneapolis community. This tragic loss has spread incredible pain and anger across our entire nation.
As law enforcement professionals we take an oath of office to serve our community, and to do so with compassion, respect and dignity. The actions we’ve all witnessed do not display and uphold that oath. So understandably, communities are left with numerous questions.
As a department, the trust of our community is paramount. We do not take that for granted. We believe it is imperative to give our community a voice, and to listen and respect their concerns in a peaceful manner.
I want to briefly share a little about Northglenn officer’s training and accountability:
We train our officers in areas that specifically deal with anti-bias, de-escalation techniques, use of force and proper control tactics. This begins in the police academy, and continues throughout each officer’s career. As a department we have measures in place to review all use of force incidents, to ensure we are holding ourselves to the high standard our community expects and deserves.
We emphasize character as a core value, and expect each employee to hold not only themselves accountable, but each member of the organization accountable. We have ingrained in our culture the confidence and expectation to speak up, step up, and take action when they see a situation they believe does not fall within statute or policy.
Thank you Northglenn, for your support of our department. We will continue to work hard to serve our community well. And thank you Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police for the message of support to those we have sworn to serve and protect.
Diversity, Inclusivity and Social Equity Next Steps
Recording of the June 17 town hall focused on the Northglenn Police Department
Questions and Answers from the June 17 Telephone Town Hall
Protest issues in Northglenn? Your questions answered
Police Policy Manual and FAQs
Police Staffing & Operations Assessment (360 Assessment)
Police Staffing & Operations Assessment (360 Assessment) Final Report
Chief May Statement on Death of George Floyd
Mayor Meredith Leighty statement on death of George Floyd
June 8 City Council Meeting with Moment of Silence and Presentation by Chief May