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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Arapahoe Sheriff & Coroner invites public to Open House and Free Pancake Breakfast

Sheriff Open House 2021

ARAPAHOE COUNTY – Looking for a fun and free family-friendly event this weekend? Take a peek inside the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office and Coroner's Facility, climb into a SWAT vehicle and try on SWAT gear, watch a police helicopter land, see K-9s in action, watch a vehicle extrication, pet our mounted unit horses, tour the coroner’s facility and even try out ‘maggot art.’

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” says Sheriff Tyler Brown, “it gives us a chance to meet our neighbors and get to know the people we serve. We’re here to show them the resources that keep their community safe, answer their questions and provide a fun day for their families. It’s all about community.”

Visitors can also take a tour of our 911 dispatch center and a history tour of the sheriff’s office. Did you know we’re the oldest sheriff’s office in Colorado founded in 1858? We have a lot of historic artifacts to show you!

Oh, and did we mention the FREE pancake breakfast? Bring your family & friends and explore all the different parts of ACSO. We have plenty of free parking. Click here for more details: https://bit.ly/SheriffOpenHouse

WHEN:

Saturday, August 14

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE:

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office

13101 E. Broncos Parkway

Centennial, CO 80112

EVENTS:

-- Coroner's Facility Tours*

-- Maggot Art*

-- Forensic anthropology exhibition

-- K-9 Demonstrations

-- Mounted Patrol Horses

-- S.W.A.T.

-- Bomb Squad

-- DEA Helicopter

-- Vehicle Extrication Demonstrations

-- 911 Dispatch Center Tours

-- Sheriff's Office History Tours

-- Dunk the Sheriff!

-- Wildland Fire Team

-- South Metro Fire Truck

-- Arapahoe Rescue Patrol

-- Emergency Operations

*Please note: The Coroner’s Office will require masks for anyone who is taking the tour. They will also host an activity for kids called "maggot art." Blow fly larvae, better known as maggots, are an integral part of crime scene investigations and for children the art provides an interactive introduction into the life cycle of insects and the role they play in nature and decomposition. Maggot paintings are used in many classrooms throughout the country as a scientific learning tool. The Coroner’s Office gets its maggots from a fishing supply store where they are used as bait. The maggots are not harmed and only non-toxic water-based paints are used.

 

 

 

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