Public Safety

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Centennial is one of the safest cities in Colorado and in the country.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement to residents in Centennial.

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office


Be prepared in case of emergency.


United for a Stronger America(PDF, 647KB) - Citizens' Preparedness Guide: The National Prevention Council created this guide to help Americans prepare for emergencies.

Preparing for Disaster(PDF, 693KB) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross created this brochure. This guide offers tips on how your family can prepare for an emergency or disaster before it happens.

Both Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial have established a curfew for minors.

The curfew is:

  • Before 5 a.m. on any day
  • 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
  • Midnight on Friday and Saturday nights
  • On any night preceding a state holiday Exemptions do exist

On May 20, 2019, City Council approved amendments to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Arapahoe County for law enforcement services. These amendments result in a more specific agreement that provides flexibility and additional detail for the City and County. View the recent IGA(PDF, 3MB) .

In January 2019, the City Manager informed City Council the City would conduct a feasibility study to have a better understanding of the required components to stand up an in-house police department. The report informs City Council on issues and key functions to consider such as staffing, equipment, building/space, accreditation along with a variety of options and budget estimates. Centennial has previously conducted contract assessments and a comparison of law enforcement services with a local peer city. However, these assessments did not provide a cost estimate for what it would take to stand up our own police department. Therefore, the City commissioned this feasibility study to determine cost and compare it with the current model. View the feasibility study(PDF, 2MB) .

Fingerprinting services are available at the Sheriff's Office Administration building.

Address: 13101 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO

See the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office more information on fingerprinting.

See the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for details on the Graffiti Clean-Up Program.

Don't be a victim. Protect yourself from identity theft.

Identity theft is the illegal use of someone else's personal information. Occurrences of identity theft have increased over the years. This is why it is important that you take measures to protect your identity.

For more information contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Neighborhood Watch is an inexpensive way to prevent crime.

If you would like learn about the Neighborhood Watch Program, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 720-874-3746.