Klee currently serves as the department’s Division Chief of Special Operations, a post she has held since 2010.
Lee will be assisted by a dozen sergeants with investigative experience. Chief Robert White said there’s a specific reason he wanted a new commander of Internal Affairs.
“The perception is there’s a small fraction of this community that questions our ability to discipline ourselves,” White said.
The Internal Affairs Bureau investigates misconduct complaints against the department’s own officers.
The 53-year-old Klee has been with the Denver Police Department for 29 years and has served as a Division Chief since 2007.
Former judge Jess Vigil was named Deputy Manager of Safety for police discipline. He’ll help monitor disciplinary actions against officers.