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Senior Liaison Police Detective

The City has experienced a significant growth in the number of residents over age 60. Senior citizens have unique public safety concerns.

Senior citizens in Arvada have a police detective assigned to their specific needs. This position was created to identify and provide for the concerns, problems, and service needs of older adults.

Senior Liaison Role

  • Educate seniors in crime trends and crime prevention,
  • Investigate crimes or suspicious activity involving seniors,
  • Provide referral assistance for seniors for a variety of needs.

Contact Your Senior Liaison

Detective Vanderveen

Detective Tom VanderVeen

You can find Detective VanderVeen at the North Jeffco Senior Recreation Center every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m. You can reach him in the following ways:

  • Phone:  720-898-6724
  • Email:  tom-v@arvada.org
  • Mail:  Arvada Police Department Criminal Investigations Bureau, 8101 Ralston Road, Arvada, CO 80002

 

Programs for Seniors

  • Lockbox Program: This free program for seniors and at-risk adults provides police, fire, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders with a key to the home in case of emergencies when the homeowner cannot respond to the door.
  • Survive-2-95: a senior safe-driving presentation helping seniors.
  • Colorado Life Trak:  wrist transmitters are available to Alzheimer's patients for tracking in case the person becomes lost.
  • Scam Hotline:  Listen to a recorded message concerning the most recent scams.  Call 24/7: 720-898-6739.
  • Other presentations include senior safety and trust issues, door-to-door cons, and the latest scams and frauds.