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Sexual Crime and Sex Offenders

Sexual crime can be a severely traumatizing event, leading to life-altering consequences for the victim.

Prevention of sexual assault and sexual abuse is an imperative measure.  Many such crimes can be prevented, and in the event they occur, knowing the available resources can increase the chances of prosecution.  Resources are available to help victims recover and retake their lives.

Colorado Law ( Article 16, Title 22 CRS) requires persons convicted of certain sex crimes to register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where they reside.

An annual registration is required on the offender’s birthday.  Adults convicted of certain specific sexual offenses are required to register every three months as well.

The Arvada Police Department provides a  free  copy of the city's sex offender list to anyone who asks for the document. A brief form must be completed prior to obtaining the list at the Department's Records Unit, located at 8101 Ralston Road. This list is the most current data on registered sex offenders in the City and is maintained daily    

Call  720.898.6920  for more information.

SOTAR (Sex Offender Tracking and Registration) 

The City of Arvada has joined a group of more than 30 participating law enforcement agencies that uses a Unified Sex Offender Registry System known as SOTAR . You can now search for sex offenders registered in Arvada and all other participating agencies from a single web site.

SOTAR is a convenient tool that allows residents to view offenders that our agency can list online under state law. State law prohibits us from posting juvenile offenders and some adults online, including those convicted of only one misdemeanor. Offenders who have failed to register may be listed here; they are also listed at the Colorado Bureau of Investigation web site (