The Weld County Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is a team of highly trained and skilled investigators, working in conjunction with the District Attorney and comprised of personnel from each participating law enforcement agency and the District Attorney’s Office from the 19th Judicial District. CIRT was formed to investigate incidents in which any law enforcement officer within the District uses deadly force, or attempts to use deadly force, against a human being while acting under the color of official law enforcement duties.
The role of the CIRT will be to fully investigate the use of force, typically through the discharge of a firearm by an officer(s) at a human being. At the request of the involved agency’s CEO, the CIRT may investigate other use of force situations resulting in serious injury, as well as in-custody deaths or the death of a peace officer in the line of duty. All information received by the CIRT investigation will be turned over to the involved agency as well as the District Attorney.