Achieving and maintaining accredited status for over 30 years requires dedication and commitment across all areas of our agency. The accreditation programs promote best practices, encourage community involvement, and enhance the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. To earn and maintain accreditations, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office voluntarily complies with, and in many cases exceeds, nationally, and in some cases internationally, recognized standards of operation. In fact, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is one of 5% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to achieve CALEA accreditation.
The following are accreditations currently held by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office:
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 initial award in 1993, with the most recent award being in 2021. We are one of only 49 sheriff’s offices in the country to have attained Triple Crown status, and the first to receive the award under a fourth sheriff.