- Crime & Safety
Crime & Safety
Greenwood Village strives to ensure safety and exemplifies the value of police and community partnerships. It takes all of us together cooperatively to have a safe community. Your participation in the use of these tips will ultimately have an impact on safety and the quality of life in the Village.
For questions or more information, please call the Police Department Non-Emergency Line at 303-773-2525.
If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Neighborhood Crime Map
CrimeMapping.com from CentralSquare Technologies is an easy-to-navigate public website that allows residents the ability to map out and analyze crime in their neighborhoods. Citizens have the ability to do live searches and set up personalized email alerts on crimes that occur in a radius around specific addresses.
The website uses an advanced mapping engine to extract crime data directly from the Greenwood Village Police Department’s records management system on a regular basis, ensuring that the information is the most current available.
Visit CrimeMapping.com to launch the map.
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- Emergency Notifications ArapAlert
- Home, Auto & Identity Security
- Victim Assistance
- Registered Sex Offender Search
- Crime Prevention
- Incident Response
Emergency Notification Sign Up - ArapAlert
The safety of the community is a priority for Greenwood Village. Early warning signs help save lives and property. That is why Greenwood Village, in coordination with the Arapahoe County E911 Authority, is part of the Emergency Alert System called ArapAlert. ArapAlert, also called CodeRED, will allow the Greenwood Village Police Department along with other public safety agencies to make sure you know about emergencies and disasters before or as they happen. Alerts may include natural disaster evacuations, hazardous materials contaminations, missing persons, terrorism preparedness, criminal activity, public health, and any other events that are deemed an emergency by the Greenwood Village Police Department.
Landline Telephones Included
All landline telephone numbers and Comcast Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) numbers located in the boundaries of Greenwood Village are already included in the ArapAlert databases so residents and businesses will automatically get alerts through their landline telephones. Residents and Businesses do not need to worry about adding landline phones to the notification system.
Add Your Cell Phone or Other Communication Device to Receive Alerts
You can also sign up to receive emergency alerts on any other communication devices such as cellular phones, email, pager, and fax. The messages will be delivered in the form of a voice mail, text message, instant message, fax, or email depending upon the settings you choose. You can add additional numbers and locations to your profile, so consider adding your work address, your children's school address, frequent places of recreation, etc. so you can receive notifications related to incidents in that area.
Sign Up for Emergency Alerts
Sign up for ArapAlert notifications on the Arapahoe County E911 Authority's website.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can call the Greenwood Village Communications Manager at 303-486-8255 and they will assist you in signing up for ArapAlert. Be prepared to provide your name, Greenwood Village address, and the phone numbers of the communication devices you would like to add to the ArapAlert database. ArapAlert also works with telecommunication devices for the hearing impaired (TDD/TTY).
When an Alert is Issued
ArapAlert (CodeRED) alerts will come in as a text message or phone call from a phone number with prefixes, 866, 855, or 800. Text messages will come from 76127. This system is based on home or work addresses tied to your cell phones regardless of where your phone is when the alert is initiated.
Watch the Public Safety Bros explain more about the ArapAlert system
Keep Your Information Current to Stay Up-to-Date and In the Know
If your phone numbers change or you get a new device, you will need to make sure to update your information in the ArapAlert system, where you will log in to manage your account.
You can opt-out of the system at any time so you do not receive notifications on your alternate communications devices, however, landline telephone numbers will remain in the system at all times and are updated every quarter.
If you have any further questions about ArapAlert, please call 303-486-8255.
Home, Auto & Identity Security
Home Security Checklist
Most residential burglaries occur during the day when people are at work. If a burglar knocks on the front door and no one answers, they will check the back door and look for open windows. If the suspect decides that no one is home, they assess which way is the easiest to gain entry.
Check out this Home Security Checklist to see if your home is protected against burglary.
Going on Vacation? Request a Vacation House Watch online.
Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of your personal information, such as name, address, and mother’s maiden name, in order to impersonate an unsuspecting person. This information enables criminals to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, taking over your financial accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards, social security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and telephone companies. Identity theft has increased 100% over the years; victims are young and old alike.
Internet and Online Services
When you enter any interactive service site, beware of con artists who may ask you to “confirm” your enrollment service by disclosing passwords or the credit card account number used to subscribe. Do not give them out. If you are in doubt attempt to contact them by telephone and verify. Use caution when disclosing banking accounts numbers, credit card numbers, or other personal financial data at any website or online service location unless you receive a secure authentication key from the provider. When you subscribe to an online service, you may be asked to give credit card information.
Protect Yourself Against Mail Theft
The convenience of putting outgoing mail in an unsecured curbside mailbox could make you vulnerable to mail theft, often resulting in identity theft! The postman is signaled by red flags in the upward position on mailboxes that there is outgoing mail to be picked up; likewise, the same signal alerts mail thieves that there is outgoing mail. To a mail thief, the red flag represents easy access to credit card information, bank statements, bank checks, tax payments and other types of personal information to be used for fraudulent activity.
In addition to the ease of access, mail thieves are aware that it may take a while before a victim realizes that something is amiss. When outbound letters vanish, it may take some time before it is discovered that the mail did not reach its intended destination. The disappearance of inbound mail can easily go unnoticed; the first sign of fraud might come as quickly as the next credit card statement. If you would like a packet sent to you, please fill out a form with the information.
What Can I Do to Minimize My Exposure to Mail Theft?
- Never put outbound mail into an unsecured mailbox, especially if it contains checks or sensitive personal information. Instead, take it to a United States Post Office (USPO) or place it in a USPO mail collection box.
- Use a locking mailbox for incoming mail. Contact your local Postmaster at 303-792-3799, for regulations and specifications regarding the installation of locking mailboxes.
- Remove mail from your mailbox promptly.
- Have blank check orders held at your bank for you to pick up personally.
- Do not have mail delivered while you are out of town. Have the post office hold your mail until you return.
- Make sure you are informed when sensitive mail has been sent to you, and follow up quickly if it does not arrive as expected.
If you believe you have been victimized in a mail fraud scheme that involves the United States mail, submit a Mail Fraud Complaint Form to the United States Postal Inspection Service.
Contact the Greenwood Village Police Department, at 303-773-2525 for assistance.
The Greenwood Village Police Department contracts with the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office for all victim assistance services. Click the link below for more information.
Arapahoe County Victim Assistance Program
Additional information is available below.
|Victim Compensation Information||Arapahoe County Human Services|
|NOVA - National Organization for Victim's Assistance||COVA - Colorado Organization for Victim's Assistance|
|The Rights of the Victims of Crimes|
Registered Sex Offender Search
Click here to search for registered sex offenders in Colorado.
For more information on Registered Sex Offenders in the state of Colorado, please visit the Sex Offenders Registration Unit webpage.
Burglary Prevention Safety and Security Tips from the Chief of Police
Seven simple TIPS on potentially preventing yourself from becoming a victim of a burglary, criminal trespass, or theft.
- Leave a front and back porch light on during evening hours.
- Ensure all doors and windows are shut and locked during the evening or when you're away from the home.
- Leave at least one light on inside of the home during the evening hours or if you're away from the home for an extended period.
- If your home is equipped with an alarm, set it at nighttime or when you're gone for an extended period and notify your alarm company of the time frame in which you will not be home. Also, ensure it functions properly by testing it regularly with your contracted service provider.
- If you're going to be away from the home for any length of time, leave a stereo or radio on inside the home playing softly.
- Have a trusted neighbor or family member pick up newspapers or package deliveries daily if you plan to be out of town.
- Ensure vehicles that are left outside of the garage are locked and valuables or belongings are removed, including removing or securing the garage door opener from public view.
That fact is criminals are opportunists. Applying these seven crime prevention tips can remove the opportunities a criminal might see otherwise, as well these tips will better safeguard your personal property.
For more information, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525.
Services to Safeguard your Business and Employees
Through Environmental Design
The Greenwood Village Police Department is proud to be a participant in the Crime Free International Association. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social, and administrative environment. It is pronounced "sep-ted" and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms.
We provide CPTED Surveys for your business, residence, or school free of charge. You can contact to Police Department to schedule your survey.
Safety is one of the most important items to consider for your business. Greenwood Village Police Department has partnered with Knox Box Corporation to assist your business with the implementation of this project. The purpose of the Knox Box is to allow the police department access to your building in the event of an emergency. Our police department will come to your business and assist you with the proper location of your Knox Box and give you the order form unique to Greenwood Village Police Department. Businesses should keep in mind that the fire department Knox Box is unique to their agency and the police department does not have access to their Knox Box.
Office Safety and Active Shooter Presentation
Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.
The Greenwood Village Police Department provides training and best practices for emergency situations, including an active shooter scenario. Planning for emergency situations will help to mitigate the likelihood of an incident by establishing mechanisms when an emergency situation occurs. This training, known as Active Threat Response Training has been temporarily postponed until further notice due to COVID restriction. Please check back in the future for upcoming trainings.
For more information, please call 303-773-2525.
Greenwood Village participates in the multi-agency Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). The purpose of this protocol was designed and implemented to assist the law enforcement agencies of the 18th Judicial District. Investigations of officer-involved fatal or near-fatal incidents present a unique set of circumstances, which make them more complex than routine investigations. The pooling of resources involved with this protocol can make manpower-intensive situations less draining for each individual agency.
To read more about it visit the 18th Judicial District CIRT page.