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Youth Safety

We want our youngest residents to have fun and explore their environment, but do so in a safe way. We have officers and resources dedicated to protecting children. In addition, we partner with local and national resources to ensure youth safety is a top priority. 

Crimes Against Children

The Arvada Police Department has five full-time detectives assigned to investigate child victimization. Detectives work with social workers, pediatricians, and others in order to best serve child victims. 


Sending sexually explicit messages or photos can be dangerous and illegal. Explore the far-reaching consequences in our Sexting: Texting with Sex Messages guide.

Underage Drinking

Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teens. Find out about the risks of underage alcohol use, and how to prevent it, at Underage Drinking.