Arvada’s Citizens Police Academy alumni launch Cop Rocks Community Program

Staff report
Posted 3/6/18

The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and Arvada Police are have launched a new community relations program, Cop Rocks. Beginning March 17, members of Arvada’s CPAAA will hide …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in

Don't have an ID?


Print subscribers

If you're a print subscriber, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one.

Non-subscribers

Click here to see your options for becoming a subscriber.

If you made a voluntary contribution of $25 or more in Nov. 2018-2019, but do not yet have an online account, click here to create one at no additional charge. VIP Digital Access Includes access to all websites


Our print publications are advertiser supported. For those wishing to access our content online, we have implemented a small charge so we may continue to provide our valued readers and community with unique, high quality local content. Thank you for supporting your local newspaper.

Arvada’s Citizens Police Academy alumni launch Cop Rocks Community Program

Posted

The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA) and Arvada Police are have launched a new community relations program, Cop Rocks.

Beginning March 17, members of Arvada’s CPAAA will hide colorfully painted, police-themed rocks in parks and open spaces throughout Arvada.

Residents are invited to find, keep or re-hide the rocks as they find them. When residents find a rock, Arvada Police are asking that they take their photo with the rocks and send them to Arvada Police on their Facebook page or via email at ArvadaPolicePIO@arvada.org. Pictures will be shared on Arvada Police’s social media accounts.

“We’re excited to engage with our community in this way,” said Nancy Mayer, president of the CPAAA. “We know that crime is reduced in neighborhoods where residents know and interact with one another. Our hope in launching this program is to further build those relationships.”

There will be a handful of “Thin Blue Line” rocks hidden throughout Arvada. Residents who find these special rocks can bring them in to police headquarters 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to redeem them for a “We Support Arvada Police” window decal.

“Our team of volunteers does an exceptional job of helping Arvada Police with these community-minded programs that help us to build safe neighborhoods,” said Interim Police Chief Ed Brady. “We think this is a fun, friendly and family-oriented program that builds off our Neighbors Connected program and our community-oriented policing model. We hope it is a huge success.”

Comments

Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.