Public Safety Bureau


The Public Safety Bureau is commanded by Bureau Chief Laurie Halaba. Public Safety Bureau employees provide quality communication, patrol and investigation services to the estimated 197,045 residents in our service area, which includes:
  • City of Centennial
  • Town of Bennett
  • Town of Deer Trail
  • Town of Foxfield
  • Unincorporated Arapahoe County


Patrol deputies provide professional law enforcement services to our residents while traveling the 864 square miles in our service area. Investigators conduct follow-up investigations to identify and locate criminals and gather evidence that can be used to obtain successful criminal prosecution. 

Extreme Risk Protection Orders

On January 1, 2020, Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Order or “red flag” legislation went into effect. The law gives the public and law enforcement the ability to petition a court to have someone’s firearms taken away from their possession if they pose a danger to themselves or others. If a judge issues such an order, it is the responsibility of local law enforcement to serve the order. To comply with and enforce the new Extreme Risk Protection Order law, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office created this policy.


We are currently enrolled in the Federal 1033 Program, which allows local law enforcement agencies to receive excess Department of Defense (DoD) property that might otherwise not be utilized. Certain types of this equipment are categorized as “controlled” property, including small arms/personal weapons, demilitarized vehicles and aircraft, and night-vision equipment. Controlled property always remains the property of and is accountable to the DoD. We may request ammunition, night vision, armored and tactical vehicles, command and control vehicles, riot protection gear (batons/helmets/shields), breaching apparatus, robots, and small arms. Please note this notice does not ensure the acquisition of stated property, as all property is on a first come basis with all participating LEAs in 49 states and four U.S. territories. When a law enforcement agency no longer wants the controlled property, it must be returned to the federal agency for proper disposition. We welcome and are required to seek the input of our communities where controlled property could be used. For inquiries into the program, please visit: CDPS 1033 Program