The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office is a nationally accredited agency.

The accreditation process encourages community involvement and enhances the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Accreditation:

  • Encourages support for line level employees
  • Ensures the protection of all individual’s civil rights
  • Promotes partnership with the community to enhance public safety
  • Provides a means to identify, prioritize, prevent, and solve community problems
  • Provides for continuous improvement of operating practices


Accreditation provides a method for members of our community to gauge our organization's professionalism using nationally recognized standards. One of the most significant benefits of the accreditation is the reduction of the number of lawsuits and the reduced severity of civil litigation.

Because the accreditation process is not an accomplishment that can be completed without agency-wide commitment, every member of the Sheriff’s Office contributes in some way and therefore can take pride when the accreditation awards are presented.

Current Accreditations

The following are accreditations currently held by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office:

Triple Crown Award

Agencies that have received accreditation with ACA, CALEA, and NCCHC are eligible for the National Sheriffs' Association coveted Triple Crown Award. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office received the Triple Crown Award again in 2017. We are only the second agency in the country to receive this designation under three different sheriffs.

Contact Us

  1. Accreditation Manager