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Classes, Programs, and Events


The Arvada Police Department is proud to offer a series of free classes to citizens including Crime Free Multi-HousingCrime Prevention Classes, Women's Self Defense Classes, and Women's Self-Defense Refresher.


From the Explorer's Post for kids interested in careers in law enforcement to the Teen Police Academy, APD offers opportunities for Arvada's youth to experience modern policing. Ride-alongs are offered to citizens and those interested in law enforcement careers. The Northey Foundation provides scholarships, as well as assistance to officers and their families in times of crisis. The Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association is the backbone of support for the police department.


The Arvada Police Department organizes and participates in several community-minded events throughout the year. From our annual Shred-a-Thon and Drug Takeback, held in conjunction with the Northey Foundation, to National Night Out, we are always looking for new opportunities to get out and meet the community!