In an effort to have Citizen Police Academy (CPA) members stay involved with the Arvada Police Department and to tap the skills, talents and time of CPA graduates, an alumni association was established in September 2000. Today, the Citizen Police Academy Arvada Alumni (CPAAA) has approximately 70 active members who are involved in the following activities:
Child Identification - Providing parents with child identification kits for use in the event of an emergency.
Advanced Training - Annual training furthering the basic training shared at the academy.
Arvada-Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth - Participating in the collaboration of service clubs assisting teens who have overcome adversity.
Annual Murder Mystery Dinner - A "whodunnit?" dinner with a crime scene re-enactment based on a true Arvada crime.
Police Department Volunteerism - The CPAAA is a primary source of volunteers for the Arvada Police Department completing a variety of tasks.
- To bring together graduates of the Arvada Citizen Police Academy as a source of active volunteer support to the Arvada Police Department.
- To promote awareness of law enforcement and community issues.
- Enhance relations between the community and the Department
- To encourage and recruit participants for the Academy through our activities and community involvement.
Executive Officers for 2013
Chair - Nancy Mayer
Vice-Chair - Dan Doy
Secretary - Maureen Tooher
Treasurer - Marilynn Maring
Members-at-Large - Laurie Bragg, John Hernandez, Gerri Ramirez, Leona Rude
APD Liaison: Public Relations Coordinator Jill McGranahan 720.898.6654