Internal Affairs Unit

Arapahoe County is committed to providing our citizens with the highest quality public safety services. We value our relationship with our community members, and all feedback assists us in evaluating the quality of the service we provide. 

Commendations and Complaints

We have an established system of commendation, complaint, and disciplinary procedures. These procedures will not only subject the employee to disciplinary action when improper conduct is evident but will also protect the employee when they properly perform their duties. 

All complaints, including anonymous complaints, will be accepted. If the investigation indicates misconduct, the employee will be disciplined according to the seriousness of the rules violation. 

The brochure below will clarify some rights you, as a citizen, have if you want to commend or make a legitimate complaint against an employee of the Sheriff's Office.


Commendations or complaints can be made by telephone, letter, email, or in person. They can also be filed 24 hours a day with the on-duty supervisor or during regular business hours with the Internal Affairs Unit.

Disciplinary Actions

Disciplinary actions can range from verbal counseling to suspension or, in extreme cases, termination. If the allegation is criminal in nature, the case will be presented for prosecution. 


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Personnel Commendation and Complaint Procedures

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    13101 E. Broncos Parkway
    Centennial, CO 80112