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Public Safety

For any emergency call 911


Public Safety

Law Enforcement

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department

Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303-795-4711
Emergency: 911
Headquarters: 720-874-3600
Detentions: 720-874-3500

Using the Sheriff's Office Online Citizen Reporting System you can report the following incidents:

Harassing Phone Call

Private Property Traffic Crashes

Vandalism of a Vehicle

Criminal Mischief

Theft (not auto)

Crime Tip

Fire Department

South Metro Fire Rescue 

  • Non-Emergency 24/7 Dispatch: 720-258-8911
  • Administration: 720-989-2000
  • Fire Marshal’s Office/Code Compliance: 720-989-2230
  • Emergency Medical Services questions: 720-989-2382

Learn about lightning safety

Learn about outdoor burning guidelines



Animal Control

Arapahoe County Animal Control

Reporting Animal Issues:

  • To report an animal concern or complaint use the online submission form. If you wish to report an animal concern or complaint anonymously, call 720-874-6750, ext. 4

Emergency Communication Tools



The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to report suspicious activity. Suspicious activity can be any person, act, event, vehicle, or situation that appears questionable. Trust your instincts! If it "just doesn't seem right" to you, that is when you should call the Sheriff's Office.

  • "See It" - If you see suspicious activity, report it. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office relies on early and accurate information from citizens in reporting suspicious activity. You and your neighbors can be the first to spot a burglar in or around a home, or a strange car in a driveway. Remember, lighting is considered to be the most cost-effective deterrent to crime.
  • "Hear It" - Listen for suspicious activity. Unusual sounds or barking dogs can be caused by prowlers or suspicious vehicles. Everyone should get in the habit of looking outside their windows, especially if the noises wake you at night.
  • "Report It" - Remember, you are the eyes and ears of the Sheriff's Office and your community. Report suspicious activity immediately. Anything that seems slightly out of place or "doesn't look right" could be criminal activity. When calling, be sure to report the reason for your call and the location of the activity.