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Learn About the Arvada Police Department Through Citizen’s Police Academy - Fall 2015

ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Police Department is now enrolling for its Fall 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at community policing and learn about the operations and officers of the Arvada Police Department.


The academy meets on 11 consecutive Wednesdays , 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., between August 26 and November 4, 2015.  Classes are held in both classroom and field settings, and give participants insight into many aspects of police work.

CPA instructors include police officers and other police department employees who lecture, teach and provide hands-on participation in such areas as traffic stops, crime scene investigation, building searches and officer survival. Other topics covered include internal affairs, media relations, preserving evidence, SWAT and dispatch. One of the most exciting aspects of the CPA is an optional ride-along with a police officer.


The CPA also educates academy participants about community problem solving, availability of police resources, law enforcement tools and community programs.

Those who wish to participate in the CPA should visit to complete an application form. The Arvada Police Department will conduct a criminal background investigation on each applicant. The CPA is offered twice per year and class size is limited. Questions should be directed to 720.898.6660.


About Arvada Police 

The Arvada Police department, established in 1945, was the first agency in Colorado to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Arvada boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the metro area. Over 230 employees serve more than 100,000 residents and businesses and are committed to the principles of responsibility, dedication and respect. Learn more by visiting or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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