Job Listing Seeks ‘Change Agent’ In New Denver Sheriff

July 13, 2015
Photo: Denver mayor announces sheriff's resignation
Flanked by city officials, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, center, announces the resignation of Sheriff Gary Wilson, at far right, on Monday, July 21, 2014.

posting a job description online. 

"The new Sheriff will serve as a change agent for DSD and have the task of creating a world-class department," the job posting reads, alluding to myriad issues the department has dealt with in recent years. An independent report released this spring recommended a complete overhaul for the department beset with complaints of excessive force against inmates. 

Interim Sheriff Elias Diggins took over the department after his predecessor stepped down last summer. 

Hillard Heintze, a Chicago-based consulting group, is conducting the search. The city plans to announce the hiring of a new sheriff in three to four months, a city press release says

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, the release says.