News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Arapahoe County Adopts 2019 Budget

2019 Budget

LITTLETON, CO --- The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners has adopted a $404.3 million budget for 2019 that reflects the County’s commitment to its Align Arapahoe goals of Service First, Quality of Life and Fiscal Responsibility.

County revenues ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Arapahoe County receives award for digital innovation in Human Services

HSConnects receives 2019 Digital Edge 50 Award

AURORA, CO – Arapahoe County has been named recipient of a 2019 Digital Edge 50 Award from International Data Group, the leading tech media company in the world, for its innovative software system, HSConnects. This prestigious honor is bestowed ...

Read on...

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Arapahoe County Government Offices closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas

Holiday Closure December 24 and 25

Arapahoe County Government Offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. 

Our offices will reopen at usual time on Wednesday, Dec. 26. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Read on...

Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 4, 2018

DONATE: Windermere Fire Fund

Windermere (2)

A fund has been established through the Arapahoe County Foundation to assist victims of The Windermere Apartments fire that occurred on November 17, in the 5800 block of S. Windermere St. More than 160 senior citizens were displaced by the fire a...

Donate

Additional Info... Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Clerk and Recorder’s Office begins effort to preserve historic record books from 1800's

Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane holds a newly preserved record book

Important relics of Colorado history have been preserved for future generations, thanks to a project underway in the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane led efforts to preserve the County’s 73 oldest land rec...

Read on...

View Printer-Friendly Version Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Arapahoe County finalizes 2018 General Election results

2018 Election

The Board of Canvassers unanimously approved and certified the results in the Official Abstract of Votes. The Board includes Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane as the Designated Elected Official, Arapahoe County Democratic Party Chair Mary Ellen Wolf and Arapa...

Read on...

View Printer-Friendly Version Arapahoe County News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Arapahoe County Coroner Employee to teach Child Death Investigations in Mexico

Elizabeth Ortiz

LITTLETON, CO --- A Medicolegal Death Investigator from the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office is heading to Oaxaca, Mexico in a few weeks to teach child death investigations to Crime Scene Investigators and Criminologists.

Elizabeth Ortiz, who is ...

Read on...

Additional Info... Arapahoe County News
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Help us keep you safe in an emergency. Sign up to receive 911 notifications through ArapAlert

ArapAlert

On May 21, the Arapahoe County 911 Authority sent an email to current subscribers of the County’s 911 alert system. 

If you received this email, we want to assure you that this is an official email from the Arapahoe County 911 Authority.

The 911 Au...

Sign Up

Sign Up Arapahoe County News

News Flash

Posted on: December 12, 2018

Seasons Greetings

Holiday Video

The Arapahoe County Commissioners would like to wish you and your family the very best this holiday season. Thank you for making our County a great place to live. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year. Click HERE to watch o...

Read on...

Additional Info... Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: December 4, 2018

DONATE: Windermere Fire Fund

Windermere (2)

A fund has been established through the Arapahoe County Foundation to assist victims of The Windermere Apartments fire that occurred on November 17, in the 5800 block of S. Windermere St. More than 160 senior citizens were displaced by the fire a...

Donate

Additional Info... Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Arapahoe County Government offices closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas

Holiday Closure Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25

Arapahoe County Government offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. 

Our offices will re-open at the usual time on Wednesday, Dec. 26. We wish you a safe and happy holiday! 

Read on...

Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Clerk and Recorder’s Office begins effort to preserve historic record books from 1800's

Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane holds a newly preserved record book

Important relics of Colorado history have been preserved for future generations, thanks to a project underway in the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane led efforts to preserve the County’s 73 oldest land rec...

Read on...

View Printer-Friendly Version Home - Spotlight Carousel

News Flash

Posted on: July 13, 2017

Get Involved in Arapahoe County

Bike to Work Day

There are many ways citizens can get involved, from volunteering to serving on a citizen board or committees.

Read More Home - Stay Engaged tab - Get Involved News Headline

News Flash

Posted on: August 2, 2017

Open Spaces Volunteer Opportunities

OS Volunteer

Get involved with Open Spaces. Learn more about Volunteer Opportunities for the Fair, Fall Festival and year-round activities. 

See current opportunities through Volunteer Connections

Read on...

Open Space - Home - Volunteer

News Flash

Posted on: November 29, 2018

Arapahoe County Employee Wins Fair Person of the Year

fair person of the year

Arapahoe County Open Spaces Employee Wins Fair Person of the Year Award

The Colorado Association of Fairs and Shows awarded the 2018 Fair Person of the Year award to Lindsay Bagby, Arapahoe County Fair coordinator, during the association’s annual...

Read on...

Additional Info... Open Spaces - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: February 13, 2018

The economic benefits of Great Outdoors Colorado and the Conservation Trust Fund

TPL-GOCO-CTF newsflash

Background:

Colorado voters approved a statewide lottery through a vote in 1980. Following the voters’ approval of a lottery, the General Assembly created a Lottery Division in the State Department of Revenue to administer the lottery. In a subsequent elec...

Read on...

Open Spaces - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: December 11, 2017

NEW Trails Map - Explore Arapahoe

Map_NEWS

This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to discover and enjoy. Try the suggested loop routes and visit our parks, trailheads and open spaces. Money to pay for this map and the special places to walk and ride is prov...

Read on...

Additional Info... Open Spaces - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Arapahoe County Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan

Bike Ped Master Plan

The future of biking and walking in and around Arapahoe County is looking bright.

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 17 to adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which includes findings, policy recommen...

Read on...

Additional Info... Open Spaces - Home - Spotlight Carousel

News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2018

The economic benefits of Great Outdoors Colorado and the Conservation Trust Fund

TPL-GOCO-CTF newsflash

Background:

Colorado voters approved a statewide lottery through a vote in 1980. Following the voters’ approval of a lottery, the General Assembly created a Lottery Division in the State Department of Revenue to administer the lottery. In a subsequent elec...

Read on...

Open Spaces - Home - Stay Engaged
Posted on: January 3, 2018

Arapahoe County Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan

Bike Ped Master Plan

The future of biking and walking in and around Arapahoe County is looking bright.

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 17 to adopt the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, which includes findings, policy recommen...

Read on...

Additional Info... Open Spaces - Home - Stay Engaged
Posted on: December 11, 2017

NEW Trails Map - Explore Arapahoe

Map_NEWS

This map highlights our vast network of bike and walking trails which are yours to discover and enjoy. Try the suggested loop routes and visit our parks, trailheads and open spaces. Money to pay for this map and the special places to walk and ride is prov...

Read on...

Additional Info... Open Spaces - Home - Stay Engaged

News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2018

AC18-14774

hills adj

This person is suspected of criminal mischief. 

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office Home Sheriff's Office - Can You ID Me?
Posted on: September 24, 2018

AC18-16976

tara3

Suspects stole credit cards from vehicle and used them fraudulently. 

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office Home Sheriff's Office - Can You ID Me?

News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2018

Case Update

Notepad with case update written on it

Additional information is available in the case deputies were called to preceding the officer-involved shooting.

On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 43-year-old Shawn Glover for criminal mischief, domestic v...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Attempted Child Abduction

NEWS lettering

On Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Prairie Middle School in Aurora for a report of an attempted child abduction which occurred earlier that morning in unincorporated Arap...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Felony Menacing and Pursuit Precede Officer-Involved Shooting

NEWS lettering

A suspect was shot after leading deputies on a pursuit when he fled from the scene of a reported physical domestic violence incident in the 6700 block of S. Potomac Street.

The first deputy arriving at the incident learned that a third person was involved ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Denver Broncos Impersonator Arrested

NEWS lettering

An arrest has been made after a report of sexual assault involving a man falsely claiming to be a Denver Broncos player.

On July 14, 2018, a woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a man claiming to be an active player with the Denver Bronco...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has been made aware of the arrest of one of our non-certified deputy sheriffs. John Beck was arrested over the weekend by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office for three counts of sexual assault on a c...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Fatal Crash Closes S. Colorado Boulevard for Hours

NEWS lettering

A man was killed this afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving struck another vehicle just before 4 p.m. in the 7300 block of S. Colorado Boulevard. The 36-year-old man was pronounced deceased on-scene. The crash closed S. Colorado Boulevard between E...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Device Location for 911 Calls Continues to Improve

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) Communications Center now has the improved ability to receive fast, accurate device location for 911 calls from cellular phones via the RapidSOS NG911 Clearinghouse.

When seconds count, accuracy matters...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Arapahoe County Sheriff Dave Walcher Selected For National School Safety Committee

NEWS lettering

Sheriff Dave Walcher is one of just 10 law enforcement officials, school executives, and mental health professionals across the country selected to serve on a school safety committee convened by the National Sheriff’s Association. The committee ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: September 13, 2018

Investigators Warn of Fake Parking Tickets

NEWS lettering

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies have taken a report involving a fraudulent parking ticket. The victim noted several inconsistencies on the ticket and notified law enforcement. While this appears to be an isolated incident, investigators want ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Man Arrested in Cold Case Homicide Dies While Awaiting Trial

NEWS lettering

An inmate awaiting trial in an Arapahoe County cold case homicide has died. Robert Williams was 70 years old and suffered from a chronic illness when he was arrested in 2017. He was receiving end of life care in the week before he died, late on Saturday, ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Notification of Inmate Death

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate in the Detention Facility earlier today. The 46-year-old woman had been booked into the Detention Facility Thursday morning, Aug. 16, 2018. 

Deputies found the ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Suspect in Homicide is Deceased

Notepad with case update written on it

Investigators have been working all day to locate the suspect in this case. At about 4:30 p.m., the suspect’s vehicle was located in an apartment complex near Yosemite and I-225, in Denver. As a tactical team was preparing to approach the vehicl...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Double Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

NEWS lettering

Deputies were called to the residence in the 1100 block of S. Clinton Street, in unincorporated Arapahoe County, at about 8:30 a.m. on a report of shots being fired. On arrival, they found two people inside the home with apparent gunshot wounds. An adult ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Arapahoe County Sheriff Rescinds Burn Ban

Burn Ban Status

Effective immediately, the Arapahoe County Sheriff is rescinding the open burning ban that has been in effect for unincorporated Arapahoe County, City of Centennial, and the towns of Deer Trail and Foxfield. Current moisture has lowered our wildfire poten...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: June 23, 2018

Suspect Shoots at Deputies When They Respond On a Welfare Check

NEWS lettering

Four Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies are okay after being fired upon while responding to a welfare check in the 6300 block of S. Olive Street, in Centennial.

Deputies were sent to the home just before 10:30 a.m. when a woman called repo...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Detention Facility to Start Medication Assisted Treatment Program

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has been committed to implementing procedures in an attempt to be as prepared as possible for the current opioid overdose epidemic that plagues our country. In addition to our Naloxone (Narcan) programs, which have pro...

Read on...

Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Sheriff Implements Open Burning Ban

Burn Ban Status

Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park, the City of Centennial, Town of Foxfield, and Town of Deer Trail, effecti...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: May 11, 2018

Crime Stoppers Alert for Information in Homicide

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with information related to a homicide.The man pictured, 29-year-old Artem “Art” Abramov was found deceased at about 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Sheriff Walcher Awards Scholarship to Littleton High School Student

NEWS lettering

David C. Walcher, Arapahoe County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Taylor Rapp is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Arapahoe County.  

This year, CSOC, Colorado’s state sh...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Denver Man Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Child

NEWS lettering

Investigators have arrested a 20-year-old Denver man in connection with a case where a child was sexually assaulted while using a public bathroom. The crime happened on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in the 6700 block of S. Vine Street in Centennial.

The man, Eth...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Deputy Works to Get Recognition for the State’s School Crossing Guards

NEWS lettering

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the State will recognize Crossing Guard Appreciation Day for the first time, thanks to the work of Deputy Mark Edson, a school resource officer (SRO) for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.  

Deputy Edson ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Sheriff Implements Open Burning Ban

Burn Ban Status

Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park and the City of Centennial, effective immediately. The Open Burning Ban wi...

Read on...

Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: April 5, 2018

Sheriff’s Office Celebrates Our Public Safety Dispatchers

NEWS lettering

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is excited to be celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week from April 8 to April 14, 2018.

The Arapahoe County 9-1-1 Communications Center has about 30 staff members who work in our state-of-the-art Comm...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Inmate Suicide Being Investigated by Sheriff’s Office

NEWS lettering

An inmate being held at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility was found hanging from a noose in his cell just before 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The noose appeared to have been fashioned from a bedsheet.

Deputies immediately remov...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases Sheriff's Office Citizen Notification

News Flash

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team graphic logo

Emergency Management Intern - Unpaid (Open through Dec. 14, 2018)911 Dispatcher (Open through Dec. 25, 2018)Inmate Services Technician (Open through Dec. 25, 2018)Deputy Sheriff - Patrol (Open through Dec. 29, 2018)Non-Certified Deputy Sheriff (Open throu...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office Home Sheriffs - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Emergency Alert Program

E911 alerts

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff Home Sheriffs - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: March 2, 2018

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

Newsletter on tablet with coffee cup

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office uses a variety of ways to communicate with our community. Our monthly newsletter is a packed full of safety information,  crime prevention efforts, Sheriff's Office news and events, and much more! 

Are...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff's Office Home Sheriffs - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: August 25, 2017

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

YouTube graphic

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office uses a variety of ways to communicate with our community. With YouTube, we can provide interactive content for citizens. We use YouTube for crime prevention, to promote our weekly fugitive of the week videos, and as a ...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff Home Page Sheriffs - Home - Spotlight Carousel
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Burn Ban Status

Burn Ban Status with fire background

Effective July 27, 2018, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has rescinded the open burning ban that has been in effect for unincorporated Arapahoe County, City of Centennial, and the towns of Deer Trail and Foxfield. Current moisture has lowered our wildfire pot...

Read on...

Return to Sheriff Home Sheriffs - Home - Spotlight Carousel