Law Enforcement Services and Resources

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is committed to quality service with an emphasis on integrity, professionalism, and community spirit.

Besides to fighting crime, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office provides a wide range of services, and information.



Below are examples of services and programs provided by the Sheriff's Office.

Services  Programs 
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The ACSO offers a variety of services to the public

  • Concealed Handgun Permits
  • Crime Prevention & Burglary Prevention Tips
  • Multi-Family Housing Safety
  • Phone Scams
  • Safety in Faith Program
  • Vehicle Break-Ins - Prevention
  • Drug Drop Box
  • Emergency Notification Alerts
  • Fingerprinting
  • Senior Check In

Learn about these services

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A variety of programs are available to the public.
  • Citizens' Academies
  • Crisis Intervention Program
  • Colorado Life Trak
  • Dog Walker Watch
  • Explorer Post #25
  • Inmate Programs
  • Ride-Along Program
  • Pink Patch Project
  • Victim Assistance Program
  • Senior Check In

Learn how to get involved


More Law Enforcement Resources

Below is a list of information topics related to public safety in our community.

Citizen's Preparedness Guide

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.

Feasibility Study

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) .

Curfew for Minors

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