The mission of the Community Response Impact Team (C.R.I.T) is to address criminal activity and statistical trends that have a negative impact on the quality of life for citizens of Arvada. It is also the goal of the team to concentrate on high crime areas and problem properties that present a drain on patrol and the criminal investigation bureau.
The CRIT consists of five full-service police officers and a sergeant assigned to specific communities of interest to establish problem solving partnerships with residents, apartment managers and business owners.
These partnerships allow for the identification and resolution of crime related issues and improve the quality of life in those neighborhoods.
By applying creative and advanced technical resources, the CRIT provides support and concentrated law enforcement efforts toward achieving long-term resolution of high crime areas and problem properties.
Public Safety Classes
The CRIT provides free training to the community throughout the year. To find out when these are offered, visit the Public Safety Classes page.
Crime Free Multi-Housing
The Crime Free Multi-Housing class is ideal for multi-housing and rental property owners, managers, maintenance personnel and anyone interested in reducing crime on their properties and increasing profitability. Some of the topics that are covered in this four-hour class includes:
- What is Crime Free Multi-Housing
- Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
- Lease Agreements
- Recognizing Criminal and Gang Activity
- Building Apartment Communities
- Active Property Management
- Partnership with Police
Crime Prevention Class
The Crime Prevention Class is a two-hour class geared towards citizens interested in learning basic crime prevention tips and tools to help reduce crime. The topics that are covered in this class includes:
- Crime Prevention for your Home
- Reporting Crime
- Vacation Tips
- How the Police Respond to Calls
- Protecting your Neighborhood
- How to be a Good Witness
- Good Habits
- Overall Questions and Specific Concerns Pertaining to your Neighborhood