Since becoming Denver’s police chief nine months ago, Paul Pazen has attended roll calls for each of the department’s 30 police shifts to explain his vision for the department. When Pazen took the job in July, he promised the community he would be a progressive chief, one who would address social issues such as homelessness, addiction and mental health as well as crime. He had to live up to his word — to turn buzzwords into policy. If the strategies were going to work, he would need his officers to buy in. By most accounts, he’s done well. Even the police union — which for six years battled former Chief Robert White’s attempts at reform — is happy. Data shows his policies have been effective so far, he said. “It’s actually gone better than I thought,” Pazen told The Denver Post this month after presenting statistics from the year’s first quarter to his boss, Public Safety Director Troy Riggs, and his command staff. Pazen expected more internal resistance, he said. Police departments are large organizations with deeply rooted cultures that can be hard to change. And change has been rapid fire. Broad change Since January, the department has rolled out… Read full this story
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