National Night Out (NNO) is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods through relationship-building. This annual national celebration is held the first Tuesday in August. National Night Out is an opportunity for our officers to meet and interact with residents in a relaxed, informal way while discussing citizen concerns and ways to prevent crime as a community.
School Resource Officers (SROs) act as a liaison between the police department, school, and community. It is their mission to provide a safe and secure environment where students can thrive. SROs mentor students and present information in the classroom. They also meet with parents and teachers. SROs are often role models for students, giving them sound advice and encouraging feelings of self-worth.
National Police Week occurs every May, and in 2022, was commemorated with live, in-person events during the week of May 11 to 17. The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum in Washington D.C. held ceremonies, including the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil, to honor the fallen officers whose names have recently been added to the Memorial.
The Northey Foundation awards scholarships up to $2,000 to seniors from Arvada high schools or home schooled students. Scholarship awards can be used toward tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board, and other qualified educational expenses. These scholarships honor the and preserve the memory of both Officer Michael Northey and Jim "O.G." Glasmann.