We are committed to the promise set out in our vision statement: The Arvada Police Department will always strive for excellence.
With more than 250 employees, members of the Arvada Police Department are committed to providing quality service to the more than 105,000 citizens of Arvada.
Flagship Accreditation Agency
The Arvada Police Department is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), an international organization that sets the standards for excellent policing. The Arvada Police Department was the first police agency in Colorado and 18th agency in the United States to achieve accreditation through CALEA.
In order to achieve accreditation, Arvada’s department had to meet 459 standards developed by CALEA. Arvada achieved its 8th Accreditation in 2010 and has been accredited for 24 years.
Arvada is now a CALEA Flagship agency, which means our department will be able to guide others through the accreditation process in the years to come.
Policing in Arvada
Arvada has a low crime rate compared to other Denver metro area cities, however no community is immune to crime. That is why the Arvada Police Department focuses on community policing efforts in order to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods.
Arvada officers are involved in the community through several programs including:
Click on the “Partnerships” page in the upper left column on this page or on the links in the list above to obtain more information.
We encourage you to explore our website.
The Arvada Police Department has much to offer and is always interested in feedback. Any questions or comments can be sent to Ask Arvada by using the links in the right column or by clicking on the link below.