Citizen Police Academy Alumni Solve Murder Mystery at Annual Dinner


On a dark and stormy night this past October, 2008 members of the Arvada Police Department's Citizen Police Academy Arvada Alumni (CPAAA) gathered for an evening of food, fun and forensics at the 8th annual Murder Mystery Dinner at the Indian Tree Golf Clubhouse. Fifty-one people met to socialize and practice their crime solving skills.

The group sharpened their wits with an elaborate murder scene designed by Sgt. Jeff Monzingo and fellow police employee, Judy Slivensky.  This year's crime scene asked the forensic teams to investigate a suspicious death to determine if the case was a suicide or murder.

Numerous door prizes were offered throughout the evening. Attendees remarked that they are looking forward to next year’s event!

How you can participate in the fun

You can be part of next year’s murder mystery event and many others! The quickest way to become part of the CPAAA is by attending the spring session of the Arvada Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy.

The class will fill up quickly so sign up now in order to reserve your place in this important 10-week session.  Meetings will be held every Wednesday night from March 4th through May 6th, 2009.


You can register at or contact Debbie Medina in Police Administration at or call: 720-898-6673.