Report a Crime


If you are experiencing a safety, medical, or another emergency, dial 911 on your phone. If you cannot speak to a dispatcher, you may be able to text 911.

Online reporting is not monitored 24/7.

Do not submit crimes in progress or emergencies using any of the available forms.

Non-Emergency Crimes


You may complete a report online if all of the following apply:

  • There is no suspect information 
  • The crime is non-emergency and not violent
  • Crime is not in progress
  • Crime happened more than 30 minutes ago

For the following crimes:

  • Criminal Mischief/Vandalism
  • Defacing Property/Graffiti
  • Fraud
  • Garage Burglary
  • Identity Theft
  • Supplemental Report
  • Theft

You cannot complete a report online if any of the following apply:

  • The suspect's identity is known
  • The crime is an emergency or violent
  • Crime is in progress
  • Crime happened less than 30 minutes ago

The following crimes cannot be reported online to Arvada PD:

  • Any type of Assault
  • Domestic Violence Related
  • Auto Accidents
  • Stolen License Plate
  • Stolen Vehicles
  • Stolen Weapons, Guns, Ammunition, etc.

These items should be reported immediately to 720-898-6900, or 911 if the situation is an emergency

Report a Crime Online

The Arvada Police Department's online reporting service is provided for your convenience to report non-emergency crimes or incidents that have occurred within the City limits of Arvada. This report is for your information or insurance purposes only. If a case number is assigned, it will be provided within three days via email, or by U.S. Postal Service if an email address is not available. A Police Services Technician may call you if more information is required.

Jeffcom 911 (Dispatch)

The Jefferson County Communication Center answers 911 and non emergency lines for the Arvada Police Department and the Arvada Fire Protection District.

For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergency public safety issues, call 720-898-6900.

In Person

Visit your local Arvada Police Department sector to report a crime in person. If you're not sure where your sector, explore a map and contact details at Police Sectors in Arvada.

Submit a Crime Tip

If you want to remain anonymous and have information about a crime to share, Submit a Crime Tip online. If you want to submit a tip about a crime in progress, call 720-898-6900.

Additional Information

Auto Accidents

The Arvada Police Department cannot complete accident reports online. If an officer was not called to the scene of an accident, the involved drivers should complete a report online as soon as possible with the State of Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Internet Fraud

The Arvada Police Department investigates some Internet cases that allege criminal intent. However, the Arvada Police Department will not investigate complaints that allege inferior quality, merchant issues or cases that do not meet theft statute requirements. The Arvada Police Department will screen each complaint on a case-by-case basis. The decision to prosecute is solely that of the District Attorney's Office.

Parking Violations

Parking Enforcement is a shared responsibility between LAZ Parking and the Arvada Police Department.

  • For parking complaints in and around Olde Town Arvada, please email LAZ Parking or 720-364-8587
  • For ongoing issues with permit restriction violations related to city parks and schools, please email LAZ Parking or 720-364-8587.
  • For parking permits visit City Parking Permits
  • For urgent parking concerns (blocking a driveway/roadway/fire hydrant), contact the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900