Public Safety (Police)

For all emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergency police matters, please dial 720-898-6900 or 303-980-7300.

Mission Statement

  • Respect: For the Law, Our Community, and One Another
  • Dedication: To Service and Professionalism
  • Responsibility: For Public Safety and Ethical Conduct

We will always strive for Excellence.

The Arvada Police Department sets the standard for excellence in policing. Built on a foundation of honor, integrity, and commitment, members of the department take great pride in providing exceptional police service to those who not only live and work in Arvada but also visit this outstanding community.

A Leader in the Nation

The Arvada Police Department sets a high standard for Colorado law enforcement agencies. We were the first agency in Colorado to achieve accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Nationally, we were the 18th. The Commission sets 459 standards that must be met to achieve and sustain accreditation. Arvada has maintained accreditation for over 30 years. We are proud to be a CALEA Flagship agency. For more information on accreditation, visit the CALEA website