Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives



The Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR) is a newly created office established in 2022 through Senate Bill 22-150. 

SB22-150 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives established the Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR) in the Colorado Department of Public Safety.

CRS § 24-33.5-2603 The office shall serve as a liaison on behalf of the indigenous community on issues related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives, support the advisory board created in subsection (4) of this section, and carry out any duties assigned by the executive director. In carrying out its duties, the office shall collaborate with any relevant entities, including the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, federally recognized tribes, indigenous-led organizations, tribal and local law enforcement agencies, the Colorado bureau of investigation, and the Colorado State Patrol.

What does OMMIR do?

The Office the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR)

  • Helps connect families with resources
  • Provides information to the families on how to report a missing or murdered loved one
  • Works to increase awareness regarding missing and murdered indigenous people
  • Develops and enhances partnerships with Tribal Law Enforcement and communities 
  • Collaborates with state and local partners to develop training

The Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR)

  • DOES NOT take police reports of any kind including missing or murdered persons
  • DOES NOT investigate missing or murdered persons reported
  • DOES NOT activate the Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) system
  • DOES NOT create or conduct search parties for missing persons

Colorado Senate Bill 22-150

24-33.5-2605. Information dashboard - report. (link to SB22-150 PDF)

(1) The department shall publish on its public website a dashboard that displays, in an interactive, intuitive, and visual manner, information regarding missing or murdered indigenous persons, including: 

(a) the number of cases of missing or murdered indigenous relatives; 

(b) the tribal affiliation of each missing or murdered indigenous relative, to the extent that publishing tribal affiliation does not identify an individual person; 

(c) geographic information regarding cases of missing or murdered indigenous relatives; 

(d) the results of cases of missing or murdered indigenous relatives; for example, whether the person is found and whether a perpetrator has been arrested and charged in the case and the disposition of the charges; and 

(e) resources available for family members of missing or murdered indigenous relatives.

Colorado Senate Bill 23-054

24-33.5-2606. Missing or murdered indigenous relatives phone line. (link to SB23-054 PDF)

The State's Fusion Center in the Office of Prevention and Security, created in section 24-33.5-1606, shall create a dedicated phone line for missing or murdered indigenous relatives. The phone line must operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The phone line must facilitate connecting a caller with the appropriate contact at either the Office or the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

What to Do When Your Native Relative Goes Missing


Contact Local Law Enforcement

Call your local law enforcement to make a report.

  • Report the person immediately; note: there is no waiting period to make a report
  • At the time you file a report, please make sure you have as many details as possible about the circumstances as well as descriptive information about your loved one; include recent photos if available
  • Inform the law enforcement agency that the person missing is Native American
  • Be sure to clearly state the reasons why you believe the individual’s absence is not voluntary.
  • Make sure to get the contact information of the officer who takes the report so you can follow up, should you have additional questions.
  • Ask for the agency case number so you can better reference the case in the future and/or request related reports.
  • Confirm with the investigating agency that the case has been entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. This allows all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to access certain information about the case.
  • Make sure to contact any family / close friends that should be aware of your love one’s disappearance. The investigating agency may need to speak with the missing person's biological relatives at certain points in the investigation, so it is always a good idea to make sure they are aware.

After you have made a missing persons report, the Law Enforcement agency may activate a Missing Indigenous Person Alert (MIPA) through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI).  

How to Help After a Report is Filed

  • Try to keep an open line of communication with the law enforcement officers you speak with. Make sure to share with them any additional information you come across and ask them if there are ways you can assist.
  • Ask law enforcement before doing any of your own investigating (i.e. searching a missing person’s residence, looking through their social media accounts, etc.) This could be detrimental to the investigation.
  • Reach out to the missing person’s friends, co-workers, school, neighbors, relatives or anyone else who may have information about the missing person. Getting the word out can be a very effective tool in missing person cases.
  • Do not get rid of personal items of the missing person that may be of use to the investigators (i.e. clothes worn often, important mail, toothbrush / hairbrush, etc.) When in doubt, contact the investigating agency.
  • Talk with the investigating agency on how to provide family DNA samples.
  • Make a list of places the missing person often went to and the people they talked to the most.
  • Provide law enforcement with information regarding the bank the missing person uses, who their dentist is, who their home internet service provider is and who their cell phone provider is.
  • Retain the missing person’s cell phone and landline phone records, if available.
  • If the missing person is found let investigators know.

How to Get the Word Out Regarding the Missing Person

  • Before sharing any details about the investigation with the local or online community, talk with the investigating agency to make sure none of the information you plan to share could hinder the investigation.
  • Create and distribute a missing person poster.
    • Ask law enforcement what contact number should be included on the poster for their agency.
    • Posters can be distributed at physical locations as well as in online communities.
  • Contact local media outlets and ask them to share the missing person’s story.
  • Contact the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System to have information regarding the missing adult posted on their online database. They can be contacted at NamUs.
  • If your missing loved one is a child, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to have information regarding the missing child posted on their national database. They can be contacted at NCMEC.
  • Look through the CBI resource page to see if there are any additional services that might be of use to your specific circumstances.

Self Care

  • Be sure to lean on others during this time. It will be traumatic and having a support system can help tremendously.
  • Be aware of those seeking money to assist in locating your loved. These people can include private investigators, psychics and others. Report information on these individuals to law enforcement if you are contacted.
  • Media attention can be an extremely useful tool in missing persons’ cases; however, it can also take a toll on you and other family members. Feel free to set boundaries. You do not need to accept every media request or answer every question. 
  • If you have a loved one who is missing, you are considered a Co-victim of that crime. Victim Advocates are there to offer support, assistance, compassion and understanding. Either ask the investigating agency to be put in contact with their Victim Advocate or contact the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s Victim Assistance for Missing Persons Cases at 303-239-4211.
  • Contact the Office of the Liaison of Missing Murdered Indigenous Relatives for additional assistance and resources

Find an accessible version of the contents of this map below - Locate Local Law Enforcement
1st Judicial District - Gilpin and Jefferson county
  • Gilpin County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 2960 Dory Hill Rd, Unit 300, Black Hawk, CO 80422
    • Phone: 303-582-1060
  • Black Hawk Police Department
    • Address: 221 Church St, Black Hawk, CO 80422
    • Phone: 303-582-0503
  • Golden Police Department
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 200 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80401
    • Phone: 303-271-5852
  • Wheat Ridge Police Department
    • Address: 7500 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
    • Phone: 303-237-2220
  •  Edgewater Police Department
    • Address: 1800 N Harlan St, Edgewater, CO 80214
    • Phone: 303-235-0500
  • Lakewood Police Department
    • Address: 445 S Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226
    • Phone: 303-987-7111
2nd Judicial District - Denver county

Denver County Sheriff's Department

3rd Judicial District - Huerfano and Las Animas county
  • Huerfano County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 500 S Albert Ave, Walsenburg, CO 81089
    • Phone: 719-989-1600
  • La Animas County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 2309 E Main Street, Trinidad, CO 81082
    • Phone: 719-846-2211
4th Judicial District - Teller and El Paso county
  • Colorado Springs Police Department
    • Address: 705 South Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • Phone: 719-444-7000
  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • Phone: 719-520-7100
  • Manitou Springs Police Department
    • Address: 606 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829
    • Phone: 719-685-5407
  • Teller County Sheriff's Department
    • Address: 11400 US Highway 24, Divide, CO 80814
    • Phone: 719-687-9652
  • Woodland Park Police Department
    • Address: 911 Tamarac Pkwy, Woodland Park, CO 80863
    • Phone: 719-687-9262
5th Judicial District - Eagle, Lake, Summit, and Jefferson county
  • Eagle Police Department
    • Address: 200 Broadway St, Eagle, CO 81631
    • Phone: 970-328-6351
  • Eagle County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 0885 E Chambers Avenue, P.O. Box 359, Eagle, CO 81631
    • Phone: 970-328-8500
  • Avon Police Department
    • Address: 60 Buck Creek Rd, Avon, CO 81620
    • Phone: 970-748-4040
  • Vail Police Department
    • Address: 75 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657
    • Phone: 970-479-2201
  • Lake County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 505 Harrison Avenue, P.O. Box 255, Leadville, CO 80461
    • Phone: 719-486-1249
  •  Silverthorne Police Department
  • Summit County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: P.O. Box 210, 501 North Park Ave, Breckenridge, CO 80424
    • Phone: 970-453-2232
  • Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 405 Argentine Street, P.O. Box 2000, Georgetown, CO 80444
    • Phone: 303-679-2376
6th Judicial District - La Plata, San Juan, and Archuleta county
  • La Plata County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 283 Girard Street, Durango, CO 81303
    • Phone: 970-247-1157
  • San Juan County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: P.O. Box 178, Silverton, CO 81433
    • Phone: 970-387-5531
  • Durango Police Department
    • Address: 990 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
    • Phone: 970-375-4700
  • Archuleta County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 85 Harman Park Drive P.O. Box 638, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
    • Phone: 970-264-8430
7th Judicial District - Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, San Miguel, Ouray, and Hinsdale county
  • Delta County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 555 Palmer Street P.O. Box 172, Delta, CO 81416
    • Phone: 970-874-2000
  • Montrose County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1200 N Grand Ave, Montrose, CO 81401
    • Phone: 970-249-9110
  • Ouray County Sheriff's Office
  • San Miguel County Sheriff's Office
  • Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: P.O. Box 127, Lake City, CO 81235
    • Phone: 970-944-2291
  • Gunnison County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 510 W. Bidwell Avenue, Gunnison, CO 81230
    • Phone: 970-641-7654
8th Judicial District - Jackson and Larimer county
  • Jackson County Sheriff's Department
  • Estes Park Police Department
    • Address: 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
    • Phone: 970-586-4000
  • Loveland Police Department
    • Address: 810 E 10th St, Loveland, CO 80537
    • Phone: 970-667-2151
  • Fort Collins Police Department
    • Address: 2221 S Timberline Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80525
    • Phone: 970-221-6540
  • Larimer County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
    • Phone: 970-498-5100
9th Judicial District - Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Pitkin county
  • Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office
  • Garfield County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 107 8th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
    • Phone: 970-945-0453
  • Basalt Police Department
    • Address: 100 Elk Run Dr, Ste 115, Basalt, CO 81621
    • Phone: 970-927-4316
  • Pitkin County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 506 E Main Street, Suite 103, Aspen, CO 81611
    • Phone: 970-920-5300
10th Judicial District - Pueblo county
  • Pueblo Police Department
  • Pueblo County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 909 Court Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
    • Phone: 719-583-6131
11th Judicial District - Chaffee, Park, Fremont, and Custer county
  • Park County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1180 CR 16 P.O. Box 604, Fairplay, CO 80440
    • Phone: 719-836-2494
  • Chaffee County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 641 W. Third St, P.O. Box 699, Salida, CO 81201
    • Phone: 719-539-2596
  • Salida Police Department
  • Custer County Sheriff's Department
    • Address: P.O. Box 1489, Westcliffe, CO 81252
    • Phone: 719-783-2270
  • Fremont County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 100 Justice Center Rd, Canon City, CO 81212
    • Phone: 719-276-5555
12th Judicial District - Mineral, Saguache, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, and Costilla county
  • Mineral County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1201 N Main St, Creede, CO 81130
    • Phone: 719-658-2600
  • Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 640 Cherry St, Del Norte, CO 81132
    • Phone: 719-657-4000
  • Saguache County Sheriff's Department
    • Address: 530 5th Street, Saguache, CO 81149
    • Phone: 719-655-2544
  • Conejos County Sheriff's Office
  • Alamosa County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1315 17th Street, Alamosa, CO 81101
    • Phone: 719-589-6608
  • Costilla County Sheriff's Department
    • Address: 103 Gasper Street, San Luis, CO 81152
    • Phone: 719-672-0673
13th Judicial District - Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma, and Kit Carson county
  • Morgan County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 801 E Beaver Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701
    • Phone: 970-542-3445
  • Washington County Sheriff's Office
  • Logan County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 110 Riverview Rd, Rm 116, Sterling, CO 80751
    • Phone: 970-522-2578
  • Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 315 Cedar St, Suite 320, Julesburg, CO 80737
    • Phone: 970-474-3355
  • Phillips County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 221 S Interocean Ave, Holyoke, CO 80734
    • Phone: 970-854-3644
  • Yuma County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 310 Ash Street, Suite G, Wray, CO 80758
    • Phone: 970-332-4805
  • Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1650 Donelan Ave, Suite 103, Burlington, CO 80807
    • Phone: 719-346-8934
14th Judicial District - Moffat, Routt, and Grand
  • Moffat County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 800 W 1st St, #100, Craig, CO 81625
    • Phone: 970-826-2310
  • Routt County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 2025 Shield Drive, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    • Phone: 970-870-5502
  • Grand County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: P.O. Box 48, Hot Sulfur Springs, CO 80451
    • Phone: 970-725-3343
15th Judicial District - Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, and Baca county
  • Cheyenne County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: P.O. Box 363, Cheyenne Wells, CO 80810
    • Phone: 719-767-5633
  • Kiowa County Sheriff's Department
  • Prowers County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 103 East Oak Street, Lamar, CO 81052
    • Phone: 719-336-8050
  • Baca County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 265 E 2nd Ave, Springfield, CO 81073
    • Phone: 719-523-4511
16th Judicial District - Crowley, Otero, and Bent county
  • Crowley County Sheriff's Department
  • Otero County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 222 E 2nd St, La Junta, CO 81050
    • Phone: 719-384-5941
  • Bent County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 11100 County Road GG .5, Las Animas, CO 81054
    • Phone: 719-456-0796
17th Judicial District - Broomfield and Adams county
  • Broomfield Police Department/Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 7 DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020
    • Phone: 303-438-6440
  • Federal Heights Police Department
    • Address: 2380 W 90th Ave, Federal Heights, CO 80260
    • Phone: 303-428-8833
  • Adams County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 4430 S Adams County Pkwy, 1st Floor, Suite W5400, Brighton, CO 80601
    • Phone: 303-655-3215
18th Judicial District - Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln county
  • Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
  • Elbert County Sheriff's Office
  • Elizabeth Police Department
    • Address: 425 Main St, Elizabeth, CO 80107
    • Phone: 303-646-4664
  • Castle Rock Police Department
    • Address: 100 Perry St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
    • Phone: 303-663-6100
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109
    • Phone: 303-663-7722
  • Parker Police Department
    • Address: 18600 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy, Parker, CO 80134
    • Phone: 303-841-9800
  • Lone Tree Police Department
    • Address: 9220 Kimmer Dr, #120, Lone Tree, CO 80124
    • Phone: 303-799-0533
  • Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112
    • Phone: 720-874-4176
  • Greenwood Village Police Department
    • Address: 6060 S Quebec St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
    • Phone: 303-741-5960
  • Littleton Police Department
    • Address: 2255 W Berry Ave, Littleton, CO 80120
    • Phone: 303-794-1551
  • Sheridan Police Department
    • Address: 4101 S Federal Blvd, Sheridan, CO 80110
    • Phone: 303-762-2211
  • Englewood Police Department
    • Address: 3615 S Elati St, Englewood, CO 80110
    • Phone: 303-761-7410
  • Cherry Hills Village Police Department
    • Address: 2460 E Quincy Ave, Englewood, CO 80113
    • Phone: 303-761-8711
  • Aurora Police Department
    • Address: 15001 East Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012
    • Phone: 303-739-6000
19th Judicial District - Weld county
  • Fort Lupton Police Department
    • Address: 130 S McKinley Ave, Fort Lupton, CO 80621
    • Phone: 303-857-4011
  • Frederick Police Department
    • Address: 333 Fifth St, Frederick, CO 80530
    • Phone: 720-382-5700
  • Firestone Police Department
    • Address: 151 Grant Ave, Firestone, CO 80520
    • Phone: 303-833-0811
  • Johnstown Police Department
    • Address: 430 S Parish Ave, Johnstown, CO 80534
    • Phone: 970-587-5555
  • Greeley Police Department
    • Address: 2875 W 10th St, Greeley, CO 80634
    • Phone: 970-350-9605
  • Weld County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 1950 O Street, Greeley, CO 80631
    • Phone: 970-356-4015
20th Judicial District - Boulder county
  • Erie Police Department
    • Address: 1000 Telleen Ave, Erie, CO 80516
    • Phone: 303-441-4444
  • Lafayette Police Department
    • Address: 451 N 111th St, Lafayette, CO 80026
    • Phone: 303-665-5571
  • Louisville Police Department
    • Address: 992 W Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO 80027
    • Phone: 303-666-8634
  • Boulder County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder, CO 80301
    • Phone: 303-441-4605
  • Boulder Police Department
21st Judicial District - Mesa county
  • Fruita Police Department
    • Address: 101 WW McCune Ave, Fruita, CO 81521
    • Phone: 970-858-3008
  • Mesa County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 215 Rice Street, Grand Junction, CO 81502
    • Phone: 970-244-3500
  • Grand Junction Police Department
    • Address: 555 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    • Phone: 970-242-6707
22nd Judicial District - Dolores and Montezuma county
  • Dolores County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 409 N Main Street, Box 505, Dove Creek, CO 81324
    • Phone: 970-677-2257
  • Montezuma County Sheriff's Office
    • Address: 730 East Driscoll Street, Cortez, CO 81321
    • Phone: 970-564-4986


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State Partners

  • CBI - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) supports and assists local, county, and state criminal justice agencies through the provision of professional investigative and forensic laboratory services, as well as the management and administration of criminal justice records and data sharing. CBI is primarily a "by request" agency responding to requests for investigative and forensic services from law enforcement, district attorneys, and other state agencies.
  • CSP - The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) provides services across the state by promoting safety, protecting human life, and preserving state highways. In addition to our expertise in traffic safety, CSP leads the state in areas such as commercial motor vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials routing and rulemaking, specialized enforcement, aviation, homeland security, communications, immigration enforcement, investigative services, dignitary protection, infrastructure protection, criminal interdiction, research and development, legislative advisement, education, and more. 
  • Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs - The Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs office serves as the official liaison between the State of Colorado and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. The relationship between the State of Colorado and sovereign Tribal governments is founded on a strong government-to-government relationship. The Commission is committed to facilitating communication between the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the other 46 Historic Tribes of Colorado, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) organizations, state agencies, and affiliated groups. The Commission ensures direct contact and meaningful engagement with the Tribes and with Colorado's urban Indian communities.

Community Volunteer Advisory Board


The Office of the Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (OMMIR) supports the Community Volunteer Advisory Board (Board).  The Community Volunteer Advisory Board identifies and advises OMMIR on areas of concern regarding missing or murdered indigenous relatives and issues related to missing or murdered indigenous relatives.

Meetings are expected to be quarterly with the option to attend virtually. If travel is required for any meeting, members will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

Resource:  SB22-150 Missing And Murdered Indigenous Relatives

Upcoming Virtual Meetings:
Friday, July 12, 2024:      10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2024:        10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, January 10, 2025:         10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday, April 11, 2025:     10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Visit the DCJ Public Meetings Calendar to view the agenda 72 hours prior to a meeting.
Register in advance to virtually attend a meeting. 

Please go to the Community Volunteer Advisory Board page for a list of board members and upcoming or previous meeting information. 


Contact Us


Melody Delmar
Director of the Office of Liaison for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Division of Criminal Justice


Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ)
700 Kipling Street,
Lakewood, CO 80215