Posted on: February 16, 2018

Arapahoe County to consider Land Development Code amendment to add new Flood Insurance Study

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Case Number LDC18-001, an amendment to the Land Development Code to incorporate a new Flood Insurance Study, will be considered by the Planning Commission, March 6 and by the Board of County Commissioners March 27. If approved, the amendment would go into...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Arapahoe County wants your input on keeping backyard chickens and bees

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Arapahoe County has received a number of requests to allow the keeping of backyard chickens and bees in unincorporated suburban areas of Arapahoe County.

This year, the Board of County Commissioners asked County staff to research nearby zoning rules and to...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

County redraws election precincts to account for voter population growth

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Arapahoe County updated its election precinct map to account for changes in voter population, adding five new precincts and changing the boundaries of 34 existing precincts. No changes were made to municipal, legislative, congressional, commissioner or ot...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

2018 Precinct Caucus: 7 Things You Need to Know

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Littleton, Colo. – Colorado’s Democratic and Republican parties will hold precinct caucus meetings March 6 in advance of the June 26 Primary Election. Voters interested in caucusing must be affiliated with one of the major political parties by Jan. 8.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Arapahoe County wants your input on keeping backyard chickens and bees

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Arapahoe County has received a number of requests to allow the keeping of backyard chickens and bees in unincorporated suburban areas of Arapahoe County.

This year, the Board of County Commissioners asked County staff to research nearby zoning rules and to...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

17 Mile House Barn

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The iconic red barn at Arapahoe County’s 17 Mile House and Farm Park will soon be stabilized and preserved with the support of a $200,000 grant from History Colorado – State Historical Fund.

“The 17 Mile House and Farm park is not only a treasured part of ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

17 Mile House Tours

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Residents can step back in time during a visit to 17 Mile House, a 155-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860’s.

Complimentary tours of the house are provided by me...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Get Involved in Arapahoe County

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Open Spaces Volunteer Opportunities

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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

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

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

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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...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

NEW Trails Map - Explore Arapahoe

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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...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Arapahoe County Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan

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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...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

NEW Four Square Mile Parks

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Located in the urbanized northwest corner of Arapahoe County, within what is called the “Four Square Mile Neighborhood”, two County-owned parks will be master-planned to pave the way for improvements that will provide new (or improved) community recreatio...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

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

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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...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Arapahoe County Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan

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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...

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Posted on: December 11, 2017

NEW Trails Map - Explore Arapahoe

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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...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

NEW Four Square Mile Parks

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Located in the urbanized northwest corner of Arapahoe County, within what is called the “Four Square Mile Neighborhood”, two County-owned parks will be master-planned to pave the way for improvements that will provide new (or improved) community recreatio...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Iconic red barn at 17 Mile House preserved with History Colorado - State Historical Fund grant

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The iconic red barn at Arapahoe County’s 17 Mile House and Farm Park will soon be stabilized and preserved with the support of a $200,000 grant from History Colorado – State Historical Fund.

“The 17 Mile House and Farm park is not only a treasured part of ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Inmate Suicide Being Investigated by Sheriff’s Office

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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 immedia...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Juvenile Escapee Back in Custody

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The juvenile who escaped form the Foote Youth Services Center has been located and is now back in custody. No additional details are available at this time.

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Posted on: December 31, 2017

Deputies Searching for Escaped Juvenile

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Deputies at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a juvenile who escaped from the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center, 13500 E. Fremont Ave., in Englewood, just after 5 p.m. this evening. Michael Wade, 16, jumped a fence and r...

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

UPDATE: Driver Has Turned Himself In

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Just before 2 a.m. today, a man believed to have been involved in last night’s deadly hit and run turned himself in at Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office headquarters.

No additional information will be available on either the suspect or t...

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Posted on: December 25, 2017

ACSO Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Crash

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The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal auto vs. pedestrian crash that occurred just after 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, in the 11000 block of E. Arapahoe Road, between Joliet Street and S. Lima Street. Deputies were called...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Denver Man Arrested for Sex Crimes

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After receiving several reports over the course of a month of a man making unlawful sexual contact with teenaged females in the area of E. Dry Creek Road and S. University Boulevard, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted an intensive su...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Investigators Looking for Leads in Tuesday Night Shooting

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Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of shots fired and a possible carjacking just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at 1642 S. Parker Rd. Deputies located a victim of an apparent gunshot wound in an office suite at that...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Wanted Suspect Prompts S.W.A.T. Callout

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At 7:29 am, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force on a wanted subject in the 16200 block of E. Otero Avenue. An adult male was wanted for attempted homicide and had a previous history with firearm...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Homicide Suspect Arrested in Aurora

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Jacqueline Lucero, the suspect in the murder of 30-year-old Adolph Arellano Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, has been taken into custody in Denver. Arellano was shot in a parking lot in the 300 block of E. Highline Circle in Centennial.

Early in the morning of Novem...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Emergency Alert Program

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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...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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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 ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Employment Opportunities

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We are currently hiring for Deputy Sheriff:

Classification Specialist (Open through Feb. 21, 2018)

Inmate Services Technician (Open through Feb. 21, 2018)

911 Dispatcher (Open through Feb. 23, 2018)

Deputy Sheriff - Patrol (Open through Feb. 27, 2018)

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Burn Ban Status

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Effective Aug. 9, 2017, the Arapahoe County Sheriff rescinded the open burning ban that had been in effect for unincorporated areas of Arapahoe County east of Gun Club Road since July 6, 2017. Current moisture has lowered our wildfire potential. The open ...

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