Patrol Services

Patrol Services is divided into two sections, Patrol Operations and Patrol Special Operations.

PATROL OPERATIONS is led by Captain Dan Joyce. He is responsible for the Crime Analysis Unit, Extra Duty, the Field Training Officers Program, and Patrol Administration and Logistics.

Patrol deputies provide professional law enforcement 24/7 to the 197,045 residents of unincorporated Arapahoe County, the city of Centennial and the towns of Foxfield, Bennett and Deer Trail.

The 864 square miles of the county are divided into eight precincts and substations. Patrol lieutenants or “area commanders” are responsible for ensuring that effective methods of crime control and quality of life strategies are initiated in their assigned areas by rapidly deploying personnel and resources to alleviate crime patterns. Our deputies enforce Colorado Revised Statutes and county ordinances enacted by the County Commissioners. 

PATROL SPECIAL OPERATIONS is overseen by Patrol Captain Ken McKlem. Special Ops includes the Bicycle Team, Bomb Squad, Community Resources Unit, K-9 Unit, School Resource Officers, Special Weapons and Tactics team, Traffic Safety Unit, HAZMAT, Office of Emergency Management and Wildland Fire.

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