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Breakdown of traffic warnings and citations 2018 and 2019
With the implementation of the new Colorado "Transparency in Law Enforcement" law, APD is implementing numerous records system changes to track more data.
* APD did not collect ethnicity data until 2020
Below are the percentages of officers and community demographics.
We take pride in recruiting the best and most diverse officers available with 4-year college degrees.
Agency Demographics Report - Reaccreditation Year 2
Data collection period: 12/18/2017 – 12/17/2018
Mental Health Co-Responder Program
The Arvada Police Department's Mental Health Co-Responder Program is continuing to progress in cutting edge ways. In the Spring of 2020, APD successfully contracted with the State of Colorado to double the Co-Responder program from two clinicians to...
The APD has conducted mandatory training about bias in policing for all sworn personnel for at least 20 years. Over the years, our officers have been trained on a wide variety of topics about bias and how it can negatively impact the work of police officers as well as the community.
The State of Colorado regulates Police Officers through a division of the State's Attorney General's Office. The Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) regulates all Police Academies and certified peace officers in the state. To see a list of requirements please...
The Arvada Police Department has been practicing a Sector Based policing strategy since 2014 with the opening of our first community station. The City is divided into four sectors: Adam, the northeast corner of Arvada; Baker, the southeast corner; Charlie, the southwest...