Office of the Inspector General

2862 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Colorado Department of Corrections Office of the Inspector General (OIG) provides professional investigative resources to the Department of Corrections and its facilities, employees, inmate population, the Law Enforcement community and the general public within the State of Colorado.

These investigators are Certified Peace Officers who are sworn to protect and serve the people of the State of Colorado by promoting public safety, the safety of DOC staff and inmates, protecting property, and enforcing the laws within the State of Colorado.


The Inspector General's Office team consists of 36 criminal investigators, 2 K-9 handlers, and 15 program support personnel.  All investigators are experienced professionals who have held a variety of positions in the law enforcement community:

  • Elected Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
  • Police Chiefs
  • Federal Agents
  • Detectives
  • Correctional Professionals
  • 9 Graduates of the FBI National Academy


Specialized Areas

IGO areas of specialization:

  • K-9 handlers
  • Certified polygraph examiners
  • Certified fraud examiner
  • Court recognized documents examiner
  • Expert witnesses in a number of areas
  • Intelligence and Analysis
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)


Criminal Investigations

IGO Investigators handle a variety of crimes to include homicides, serious assaults, possession and introduction of contraband, escapes and more. IGO investigators have also worked undercover on numerous cases including murders for hire and sale of narcotics.

Drug Eradication Efforts

The IGO team takes a pro-active approach to the eradication of illicit drugs. The IGO, in cooperation with outside law enforcement, conducts overt and covert investigations to identify and prosecute offenders. Internally, the IGO conducts large scale operations and surveillances utilizing K-9's, electronic and ION scan technology to interdict drugs.