Arvada Police Department

  • Agency: Arvada Police Department
  • Address: 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, 80002 CO
  • Chief: Don Wick (Chief of Police)

Arvada Police Department is located at 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, 80002 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Don Wick. The Arvada Police Department phone number is 720-898-6650.

Arvada Police Department News

The students of Swanson Elementary asked our Elementary School Resource Officer, B. Gagon, to come by for a Valentine's Day celebration. The students had collected stuffed animals to donate to children in crisis and those less fortunate in our community. As you can see by the the photos, they were quite successful! One of our favorite parts of this story is the itinerary that was sent to Officer Gagon. Thank you, kids. You are an incredible reminder of why our officers come to work and do their best every day. Keep being #arvadaawesome and more importantly, keep scheduling that snuggle time. It is more important than ever. #neighborsconnected

Arvada Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Identifying Armed Robbery Suspect Arvada, CO February 14, 2018 – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in two recent armed robberies. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 years of age with reddish/brown colored beard. He is 5’10” to 6’0” tall with a medium to heavyset build. On the evening on January 13, 2018, the suspect entered a Papa Murphy’s store in the 7700 block of Wadsworth Blvd in Arvada and demanded money from the employees. After being given the money, the suspect fled on foot. Five days later, on January 18, 2018, the same suspect committed a similar robbery at a pet supply store in Westminster. Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has information about these robberies is asked to call Arvada Police at 720.898.6774 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP.

A Valentine's Day shout out to the Criminal Justice students at @WarrenTech Arvada, who sold burritos this morning as a fundraiser for the Northey Foundation of the Arvada Police Department. The Northey Foundation provides continuing education scholarships for Arvada high school seniors and supports officers and their families in times of need. To learn more about the Northey Foundation, visit To learn more about Warren Tech, visit their website at

Arvada Police Department MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 9th, 2018 Missing Person ARVADA, CO February 8th, 2018 On February 8th, the Arvada Police Department received a report of a missing person. Caryn Padilla age 30, was reported missing by a family member at approximately 1900 hours. Caryn is descried as 5’1” tall and 100 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Caryn was last seen wearing black pants and black shirt. Caryn was last known to be in the area of 58th Ave and Union St. in Arvada. Caryn is new to the area and unfamiliar with the Cities of Arvada and Wheat Ridge. The Arvada Police would like any information leading to Caryn’s location. Contact Arvada Police Dispatch at 720-898-6900 or Detective Duane Eaton at 720-898-6757 if you see Caryn or should you have any information about Caryn’s location.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the @ElPasoCountySheriff'sOffice, the @ColoradoSpringsPolice and the families and friends of the deputy killed and those injured. We should all back the Blue!

Arvada Police and Northey Foundation announce establishment of Jim Glasmann Memorial Scholarship Arvada, CO February 5, 2018 – The Northey Foundation and Arvada Police today announce the establishment of the Jim Glasmann Memorial Scholarship. Administered in conjunction with the Jeffco Schools Foundation, the scholarship will honor Officer Glasmann’s memory by helping a deserving student reach their higher education goals. Glasmann, affectionately named “O.G.” by students, worked at the Arvada Police Department for 39 years, from June 1977 to January 2016. The majority of his career was spent as a School Resource Officer at both North Arvada Middle School and Pomona High School. Glasmann was passionate about his students and quick to offer a friendly shoulder or a piece of gum. When he retired in January 2016, more than 2,500 students wrote testimonies on the Arvada Police Facebook page to congratulate him and thank him for his impact on their lives. When he passed away suddenly in February 2017, the sadness was felt throughout Arvada and thousands left memorial messages for him, and hundreds more attended his memorial service. “Jim loved students and considered them “his kids”, and sought the good in every one of them,” said his widow Nancy. “In establishing this scholarship, the Northey Foundation will honor his spirit by giving a hand up to a student in need. We can think of no more fitting legacy.” Those interested in donating to the scholarship fund may do so at Scholarship awards may be used by students toward tuition, fees, and/or required books and supplies, or other qualified educational expenses. The Northey Foundation awards scholarships to Arvada high school students to help them launch their higher education goals. In the last two years, the Foundation has awarded more than $38,000 to 29 deserving students.

UPDATE, DOMINIC HAS BEEN LOCATED. Dominic is okay, thank you for all the tips.

UPDATE, DOMINIC HAS BEEN LOCATED Dominic is okay. Thanks for all the tips! Eyes and Ears Arvada! Missing Endangered 14-year-old Dominic. Hispanic male, 5’6” tall with brown hair and brown eyes Beauty mark on nose and slight mustache.Wearing dark pants and a grey colored camouflage patterned hoodie. Last seen in the area of 87th & Chase Dr. on Feb 3 at 10 am. Cut off his Life Track ankle monitor. Known to frequent establishments with video games. If you see him or have any information, please call 720.898.6900. #neighborsconnected

The Adam's County Board of Commissioners is proclaiming Friday, February 2 as "Wear Blue Day" in honor of Adam's County Deputy Heath Gumm. The City of Arvada also encourages everyone to Wear Blue in honor of this fallen hero. #neighborsconnected

Arvada secures $12,500 grant to help keep community safe. Read more....

Thank you, Detective Gideon, for going above and beyond.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Police Officer? Or how the application process works? Bring your questions tonight at 6 pm and meet with APD Recruiting Officers!!

The good people of the Good News Breakfast are soliciting nominations for this year's breakfast on April 24, 2018". If you know anyone doing good work, here is their chance to be recognized.

The Spicy Pigeon This is a different kind of rescue, but a successful one that we thought worth sharing. On December 26, Animal Management Officer (AMO) Whittle and Arvada’s newest AMO, Officer Scofield, were dispatched to an injured pigeon. It was cold and snowy, and the officers wanted to examine the bird to make sure he wasn’t injured. AMO Scofield skillfully caught and examined our feathered friend, who was found to have a large puncture wound on his chest. He was not very happy with being caught and complained rather grumpily, earning himself the nickname Spicy Pigeon. AMOs Whittle and Scofield also found that he was a domestic pigeon as he had a leg band. They took him to Foothills Animal Shelter, where he was treated and his band traced back to the breeder. The breeder, unfortunately, had no information on who Spicy was sold to and unfortunately, did not have the means to take him back. Foothills, after treating Spicy, released him per the breeder’s instructions. However, as a homing pigeon, he took off…and returned. And wouldn’t leave again. AMO Scofield asked that Foothills bring Spicy back inside and place him for adoption. Meanwhile, she began researching pigeon and dove rescues in the metro area. On December 27, before Arvada Animal Management could even set up a rescue, Spicy was adopted. Spicy is now named Pikachu, and we are hoping he is happy and safe in his new home. #neighborsconnected

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See you tomorrow!

Don't forget! Monday, January 29 at Tokyo Joe's 9585 Ralston Road. Enjoy some great food and support a great cause. Tokyo Joe's is generously donating 100% of all proceeds to the W. Michael Northey Foundation. See flyer for more information and see you there!

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Arvada Police would like to thank our friends at Sloans Lake CrossFit for their generous donation of $635 to Special Olympics of Colorado. We first met them at the firetruck pull last year, when they signed up to compete against law enforcement and firefighters in the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics. Sloans Lake Crossfit owner, Haven Waller, was so inspired by the athletes that he designed an event at his gym to also raise money for these special athletes. Today, he presented the check to Officer Gagon of the Arvada Police. Thank you, Haven and Sloans Lake Crossfit, for your support of everyone in our community. #neighborsconnected

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That look, when you know you've done something you shouldn't have... Hi, I'm Norman! I'm a happy, mellow guy who went for a walk alone Thursday night. I met this nice person who picked me up and brought me to the police station because I must have looked confused! Then I met some nice dispatchers who got me safely in a kennel so I could wait for my family (after a few nice belly rubs). My mom came to pick me up the next morning when animal management officers got to work. Boy, was she happy to see me! Stay safe, Norman!

Badge Buddies On January 10, 2018, 28 Arvada Police launched an exciting new program at Arvada K-8 known as Badge Buddies. The Badge Buddies Program pairs officers of the Arvada Police with a 5th grade student from the school. For the next semester, these buddies will stay in touch via letters, sharing their day and activities with one another. At the end of the school year, all of the buddies will come together for a large pizza party, and to encourage one another to enjoy their summer. Badge Buddies encourages mentoring, community relationships and positive interactions between police and Arvada Youth. We’re excited to see where this goes! #neighborsconnected

Join us on Monday, January 29 at Tokyo Joe's newest location, 9585 Ralston Road, to enjoy some great food and support a great cause. Tokyo Joe's is generously donating 100% of all proceeds to the W. Michael Northey Foundation. See flyer for more information and see you there!