Accreditation

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is an Accredited Agency

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.

Benefits of Accreditation

  • Promotes partnerships with the community to enhance public safety
  • Provides a means to identify, prioritize, prevent, and solve community concerns
  • Assures the community we are held to a higher standard of professionalism
  • Provides an outside, independent review of the agency’s commitment to excellence
  • Encourages support for line level employees
  • Greater accountability within the agency
  • Provides for continuous improvement of operating practices

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 initial award in 1993, with the most recent award being in 2017.  We are only the second agency in the country to receive this designation under three different sheriffs.

Contact Us


  1. Accreditation Manager
    720-874-3812
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