Crime

Denver police: Chief White hopes to reduce "stagnation" through realignment

On Friday afternoon, Denver Police Chief Robert White notified officers of the next step in his ongoing work to restructure the department: Through July 27, interested officers can apply for transfer or promotion to detective, corporal and technician candidates. In an interview with Westword last week, White expressed hope that the opportunities will address stagnation within the department stemming from a years-long hiring freeze, "by giving officers the opportunity to compete for positions."