Public Safety

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.


Looking for Community Volunteers

The Centennial Public Safety Advisory Group is being formed to encourage public engagement with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office and the public safety services provided to the City of Centennial. Read the news flash to learn more. To apply visit the Arapahoe County Citizen Boards and Committees webpage and click on Vacancies.


Submit Comments and Questions to the Mayor and Council Members about Law Enforcement in Centennial:


Click Here to View Live Stream of Centennial City Council Meetings Upcoming Meetings:

  • Council Work Session: CALEA Accreditation and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office: July 24, 2020 8am-10am
  • Council Work Session: SB-217 Updates and Discussion with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office: July 29, 2020 9am-11am

On June 22, 2020 Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown met with City Council to address the law enforcement policies that govern ACSO operations and how they are applied in the City of Centennial. Listen to the meeting online.


Accreditation and Training

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA accreditation is a voluntary process and participating public safety agencies have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism. The program is intended to enhance organization service capacities and effectiveness, serve as a tool for policy decisions and management, promote transparency and community trust, and establish a platform for continuous review. To achieve and maintain CALEA accreditation, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office must not only have best practices policies on subjects such as use of force and anti-bias policing, but also prove that agency members are trained on and comply with those policies. This is accomplished by the audit process where independent CALEA assessors audit agency records, documents and required performance reporting to ensure compliance with best practices standards.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office was the first sheriff’s office in Colorado to receive accreditation back in 1988 and has maintained CALEA accreditation ever since. Most recently (2019) CALEA awarded ACSO the prestigious Accreditation With Excellence Award for exceeding compliance and accreditation standards.

Agencies that have received accreditation with ACA, CALEA, and NCCHC are eligible for the National Sheriffs' Association coveted Triple Crown Award. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received the Triple Crown Award again in 2017. They are only the second agency in the country to receive this designation under three different sheriffs.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputies complete mandatory training on an annual basis on the areas of Anti-bias policing, Use of Force, De-escalation, Mental Health and Disabilities, Criminal Procedure, Statutory and Case Law, Interpersonal Communication, and many other topics relevant to policing in our community. Much of this training is mandated and verified during the CALEA accreditation process. Some of this training is above and beyond what is required because they are committed to providing the best trained staff you will find anywhere in the State and likely, the Nation. Visit the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to learn more.

More Public Safety Information

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

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office deputies complete mandatory training on an annual basis on the areas of Anti-bias policing, Use of Force, De-escalation, Mental Health and Disabilities, Criminal Procedure, Statutory and Case Law, Interpersonal Communication, and many other topics relevant to policing in our community. Much of this training is mandated and verified during the CALEA accreditation process. Some of this training is above and beyond what is required because the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring deputies are very well trained. View the Training Policy on their Policies and Directives page.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) is committed to ensuring deputies only use reasonable and appropriate force when necessary. They accomplish this by having best practices policies and procedures (accreditation), well trained and properly equipped deputies and staff.

Anti-bias policing and agency use of force statistics and evaluation reports are mandated as part of the CALEA accreditation process. In addition to CALEA review, use of force incidents by ACSO that result in serious injury or death are investigated by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team. View the Use of Force policy on the Sheriff's Office website.

All Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) deputies assigned to patrol have been equipped with body worn cameras since 2016. ACSO approved a best practices policy on body worn cameras which guides how they are used. View the Body Worn Cameras policy on the ACSO website.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office offers a variety of services online.

How Do I...

  • Apply for

- Concealed Handgun Permit
- Employment

  • File

- Commendation or Complaint
- Counter Report for Traffic
- Crash Crime Report On-line

  • Pay

- Traffic Citation

  • Request

- Police Report
- Booking Photo

  • Sign Up For

- Emergency Alerts
- General Notifications
- Sheriff's Office Newsletter

  • View

- Crime Map
- Policies & Directives
- Sex Offender Information
- Videos Produced by the Sheriff's Office

  • Learn about the burn ban

Learn more on the How Do I... Online Services page on the ACSO website.

Be prepared in case of emergency.

Resources:

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.