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.