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Arapahoe County (CO)

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Arapahoe County is the third most populous county in Colorado located immediately south of the City of Denver. There are 8 cities and 5 towns within Arapahoe County.

Public Safety

A large portion of public safety communications in Arapahoe County will be found on the APCO Project 25 State of Colorado Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS).

Exceptions exist for areas that are part of the City of Aurora which operates on Aurora and special cases dealing with agencies on Denver Public Safety EDACS.

Although some conventional frequencies can be found in the database, many are rarely used on a normal basis.

DTRS Sites to Monitor

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West

Admin (1-001)

Chevron (1-064)

North/Glendale

Denver Tx Building (1-020)

Central

Smoky Hill (1-007)

East

Deer Trail (1-037)

Zap (1-047)

Byers (1-073)

DTRS Talkgroups

DEC HEX Mode Alpha Tag Description
3001  bb9  ArphoeSO 1  Sheriff 1 - Dispatch 
3002  bba  ArphoeSO 2  Sheriff 2 - Records 
3003  bbb  ArphoeSO 3  Sheriff 3 - Special Ops 1 
3004  bbc  ArphoeSO 4  Sheriff 4 - Special Ops 2 
3005  bbd  ArphoeSO 5  Sheriff 5 - Car/Car 1 
3006  bbe  ArphoeCo EOC  Emergency Operations Center 
3007  bbf  ArphoeSO 6  Sheriff 6 - Car/Car 2 
3008  bc0  ArphoeSO RadioTc  Sheriff Radio Technicians 
3009  bc1  ArphoeSO Inv1  Sheriff Investigations 1 
3010  bc2  ArphoeSO Inv2  Sheriff Investigations 2 
3011  bc3  ArphoeSO Det1  Sheriff Detentions 1 
3012  bc4  ArphoeSO Det2  Sheriff Detentions 2 
3013  bc5  ArphoeSO Supv  Sheriff Supervisors 
3014  bc6  ArphoeSO Cmnd  Sheriff Command 
3015  bc7  ArphoeCo Clerk  Clerk and Recorder 
3016  bc8  ArphoeCo Bld Mtc  Building Maintenance 
3017  bc9  ArphoeCo RB West  Road & Bridge West 
3018  bca  ArphoeCo Engr  Highway Engineering 
3032  bd8  ArphoeSO ACO  Sheriff Animal Control 
3033  bd9  ArphoeCo RB East  Road & Bridge East 
3045  be5  ArphoeCo Clerk 2  Clerk / Elections 
3046  be6  ArphoeCo Bulding  Building Department 
3058  bf2  BwMr/ColPD  Bow Mar/Columbine Valley Police 
3062  bf6  ArphoeCo ResPtrl  Arapahoe Rescue Patrol 
3063  bf7  ArphoeCo YouthSv  Youth Services 
3067  bfb  ArphoeCo RB EFlg  Road & Bridge East Flaggers 
3071  bff  ArphoeCo VFD E1  County Volunteer Fire - East 1 
3072  c00  ArphoeCo VFD E2  County Volunteer Fire - East 2 
3074  c02  ArphoeCo RB WFlg  Road & Bridge West Flaggers 
3080  c08  ArphoeSO PIT  Sheriff Patrol Impact Team Operations 
3081  c09  ArphoeSO PIT  Sheriff Patrol Impact Team 
3082  c0a  ArphoeSO Trn1  Sheriff Training 1 
3083  c0b  ArphoeSO Trn2  Sheriff Training 2 
3084  c0c  ArphoeSO Civil  Sheriff Civil Process 
3085  c0d  ArphoeSO Warrant  Sheriff Warrants/Fugitives 
3086  c0e  ArphoeSO Inv  Sheriff Investigations 
3087  c0f  ArphoeSO SWAT  Sheriff SWAT 
3090  c12  CCSch Maintenanc  Cherry Creek Schools - Maintenance/Security 
3091  c13  CCSch West Trans  Cherry Creek Schools - West Transportation 
3092  c14  CCSch Bus  Cherry Creek Schools - Buses 
3093  c15  CCSch East Trans  Cherry Creek Schools - East Transportation 
3094  c16  CCSch Securty  Cherry Creek Schools - Security 
3095  c17  CCSch Emerg Ops  Cherry Creek Schools - Emergency Operations 
3096  c18  CCSch Cmnd 1  Cherry Creek Schools - Command 1 

Other Systems & Frequencies

Arapahoe County Conventional Database

Aurora

Denver Public Safety

Denver County Conventional Database

Law Enforcement

A majority of the law enforcement agencies in Arapahoe County use Colorado DTRS for all operations, the exception being Aurora Police Department. Several agencies run communications independently while the remainder utilize services provided by the County.

Colorado State Patrol

Colorado State Patrol Troops 1C and 3D both cover portions of Arapahoe County. Troop 1C covers the western portion of the county and Troop 3D covers the eastern portions of the county. Refer to Colorado State Patrol (CO) for important monitoring information.

Arapahoe County Dispatch

A majority of the law enforcement communications in Arapahoe County is provided by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office on their Channel 1 (TG 3001). Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office directly serves those in unincorporated Arapahoe County, as well as those in the City of Centennial and the Town of Foxfield.

Several local law enforcement agencies are also dispatched by Arapahoe County on their primary dispatch. These agencies are Sheridan Police Department, Columbine Valley Police Department (which also covers Bow Mar), and Cherry Hills Village Police Department.

Codes

  • 1: At Your Convenience
  • 2: Routine Response
  • 3: Emergency Response
  • 4: Unit is Okay / No Further Assistance Needed
  • 5: Traffic Stop
  • 6: Wanted or Hit
    • M: Misdemeanor
    • F: Felony
  • 7: Break

Agency Identification

The first digit in a unit's callsign indicates the agency that they are affiliated with.

  • 1: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
  • 2: Sheridan Police Department
  • 4: Columbine Valley Police Department
  • 6: Cherry Hills Village Police Department
Araphaoe County Sheriff's Office

Arapahoe County is split into 8 precincts. A link to individual maps of these precincts can be found here.

Arapahoe County units can be identified using the format:

  • 1SPU
    • 1: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office
    • S (Letter): Shift or Function
      • Adam: Day Shift
      • Boy: Swing Shift
      • Charlie: Graveyard Shift
      • Paul: School Resource Officer
      • Tom: Traffic
    • P (Number): Precinct
      • 1: West of University Blvd
      • 2: Between University Blvd & Holly St
      • 3: Between Holly St & I-25
      • 4: Between I-25 & Parker Rd, South of I-225
      • 5: North of I-225
      • 6: Between Parker Rd & Tower Rd
      • 7: Between Tower Rd & Gun Club Rd/Smoky Hill Rd
      • 8: East of Gun Club Rd
    • U (Number): Unit
      • 0: Sergeant

Others identifiers:

  • William: Civil
  • Zebra: SWAT

Arapahoe County units frequently shorten their identifiers, leaving out the "1" at the beginning. When this happens, it can generally be assumed that they are an ACSO unit.

Sheridan Police Department

Sheridan units are:

  • 2##: Patrol
    • 2#0: Sergeant
Columbine Valley Police Department

Columbine Valley units are:

  • 4##: Patrol
Cherry Hills Village Police Department

Cherry Hills Village units are:

  • 6##: Patrol
  • Cruiser 6#: Sergeant

Arapahoe Community College Campus Police Department

Arapahoe Community College Campus Police Department is dispatched by their own dispatch on weekdays during the daytime on TG 3048. Outside of these hours, they are dispatched by Littleton Police Department on TG 3040.

Arapahoe Community College units can be identified using the format:

  • 8##: Officer
  • Sam 8##: Sergeant

Aurora Police Department

Aurora Police Department operates on Aurora. Aurora PD is completely encrypted and cannot be monitored. The information here is for historical reference only and may not be up-to-date.

Aurora Beat Map. A more detailed version of the beat map can be found here (PDF).

General units used the format:

  • SBB
    • S (Number): Shift or Function
      • 1: Day
      • 2: Swing
      • 3: Grave
      • 4: School Resource Officer
      • 5: Traffic
      • 6 & 8: Special Operations
    • BB (Number): Beat

For example, unit 112 would be an officer working shift 1 (days) in beat area 12.

Others identifiers:

  • Adam: Second car in that beat area
  • Motor: Motorcycle Traffic Unit
  • Cruiser: Sergeant
  • Tom: Detective (a suffix of Tom, as in 112T, is a 2-man car)
  • Lincoln: Lieutenant
  • Ocean: Officer working off-duty (Ocean 1 is TMCA South Hospital in E.R.)
  • King: K9
  • Victor: Vice
  • Yankee: Crime Scene Investigator

Englewood Police Department

Englewood Police Department is dispatched by the Englewood Communications Center on TG 3075.

Englewood units can be identified using the format:

  • SUU
    • S (Number): Shift or Function
      • 1: Day
      • 2: Swing
      • 3: Grave
      • 6: Code Enforcement
      • 7: Unknown
      • 8: Traffic Unit
    • UU (Number): Unit

Others identifiers:

  • Baker (Prefix): Two Person Unit
  • Sam #: Unknown
  • Staff #: Command
  • Victor #: Sergeant

Codes

  • 5: Protection Order
  • 6: Wanted
    • M: Misdemeanor
    • F: Felony
  • 10: Traffic Stop
  • 41: Call Holding

Glendale Police Department

Glendale Police Department is dispatched by their own Dispatch Center on TG 3027.

Officers are assigned a unique radio identifiers with higher ranked personnel having lower numbers. Supervisors and higher ranked officers may be have "Staff" in front of their identifier, although they often omit it over the air.

Greenwood Village Police Department

Greenwood Village Police Department is dispatched by their own communications center on TG 3019. Greenwood Village is split into 4 districts which coincide with their voting districts. A map of these districts can be found here (PDF).

General patrol units use the format:

  • DUU: Patrol
    • D (Number): District Number
    • UU (Number): Unique Unit ID

Others identifiers:

  • Cruiser: Sergeant
  • King: K9
  • Lincoln: Lieutenant or Commander?
  • Sam: School Resource Officer?
  • Traffic: Traffic
  • X: Investigation
  • Zebra: SWAT?

Littleton Police Department

Littleton Police Department is dispatched by their own communications center on TG 3040. Littleton is split into 6 districts, a map of these district boundaries can be found here.

General units use the format:

  • STD: Patrol
    • S (Number): Shift
      • 1 & 2: Day
      • 3 & 4: Swing
      • 5 & 6: Grave
      • Odd Shift: Sunday - Wednesday
      • Even Shift: Wednesday - Saturday
    • T (Letter): Unit Type
      • Adam: One Person Unit
      • Baker: Two Person Unit
      • Charlie: Corporal
      • King: K9
    • D (Number): District

Others identifiers:

  • Command: Admin
  • CSV: Community Service Volunteer
  • David: Sergeant
  • Edward: Extra Duty
  • Lincoln: Lieutenant
  • Parking: Parking Enforcement
  • Robert: Special Unit
  • Tom: Traffic
  • X: Detective
  • Zebra: Animal Control (ACSO SWAT unit may also use this designator when working with LPD)

Arapahoe Community College Campus Police Department may also be heard on Littleton PD's TG on the nights, weekends, and holidays. They use the 8## identifiers.

Codes

  • 1: Emergency / Situational Radio Traffic Only
  • 3: Emergency Response
  • 4: Unit is Okay / No Further Assistance Needed
  • 5: Traffic Stop
  • 6: In Custody
  • 7: Meal Break
  • 8: Wanted or Hit
    • Frank: Felony
    • George: Gang Affiliation

Fire Department

Arapahoe County is protected by 8 different fire department which include Aurora Fire Rescue, Bennett Fire Protection District, Byers Fire Protection District, Deer Trail Fire Protection District, Denver Fire Department, Sable Altura Fire Department, South Metro Fire Rescue, and Strasburg Fire Protection District. A specific map of the fire direct boundaries can be found here (PDF).

Dispatch for these agencies are split between 3 communications centers.

Aurora Fire Rescue

Aurora Fire Rescue is dispatched by the Aurora Public Safety Communications Department on Aurora. Aurora Fire Rescue is in charge of fire protection for all areas within the boundaries of the City of Aurora. Aurora Fire Rescue requires a P25 Phase 2 capable scanner in order to monitor them. They are dispatched on Dispatch (Aurora TG 39101) and respond on any of their tactical talkgroups, most often Tac 2 (Aurora TG 39102) for routine calls.

Denver Fire Department

Denver Fire Department provides fire protection for the City of Englewood, City of Glendale, City of Sheridan, and parts of unincorporated Arapahoe County surrounded by the City of Denver. Areas covered by the Denver Fire Department is split into 8 districts and a map of these districts can be found here. Districts that cover parts of Arapahoe County include District 3, District 4, and District 7.

Denver Fire Departments operations are found on Denver Public Safety. If the needed unit is in quarters at the station, dispatch will be aired on the Denver Fire VocAlarm (154.070 MHz/Denver TG 797). The dispatch information is commonly repeated on Channel 1 (Denver TG 785) after the unit goes en route to the scene. If the DFD unit is out and on the air, then the call will typically be aired on Channel 1.

All major incidents are automatically assigned a tactical channel based on the district is located in on dispatch. Each district has 5 tactical channels assigned to it that share the same number as the district. For example, District 3 incident will get one of the Tac 3 talkgroups and a District 7 incident will get one of the Tac 7 talkgroups.

MetCom

South Metro Fire Rescue's Metropolitan Area Communications Center (MetCom) dispatches for South Metro Fire Rescue, Bennett Fire Protection District, Byers Fire Protection District, Deer Trail Fire Protection District, Sable Altura Fire Department, and Strasburg Fire Protection District in Arapahoe County.

MetCom dispatches South Metro Fire Rescue on MetCom 1 (TG 1786) using an automated voice dispatching system. Units respond on MetCom 2 (TG 1792) for most incidents. A major incident is typically automatically assigned one of MetCom's operations channels. MetCom has the ability to assign several conventional simplex fireground channel for use if requested.

I-70 Corridor

The I-70 corridor agencies are made up by Bennett Fire Protection District, Byers Fire Protection District, Deer Trail Fire Protection District, Sable Altura Fire Department, and Strasburg Fire Protection District. These agencies frequently work together on a near daily basis. They are dispatched by MetCom on EM Dispatch (TG 39). Units are automatically given an operations channel to work on when dispatched. EM Ops 1 (TG 40) is typically used for routine calls while major incidents are assigned a separate operations channel in ascending order.

These departments have assigned identifiers that can be used to identify their units. They are as follows:

  • 30s & 300s: Deer Trail Fire Protection District
  • 40s & 400s: Sable Altura Fire Department
  • 70s & 700s: Byers Fire Protection District
  • 80s & 800s: Strasburg Fire Protection District
  • 90s & 900s: Bennett Fire Protection District

FD Locations

Aurora Fire Rescue - (WNIG357)

  • HQ - 15151 E Alameda Pkwy (@ E Alameda Dr), Aurora - Sits northeast of above intersection at the following coordinates: 39.710797/-104.812386.
  • Station 1, 3, 12, & 16 - located in Adams County
  • Station 2 - 12600 E Hoffman Blvd (Across from N Racine St), Aurora
  • Station 4 - 1110 S Quentin St (@ E Mississippi Ave), Aurora
  • Station 5 - 1339 N Airport Blvd (Between E 13th Ave & E 14th Ave), Aurora
  • Station 6 - 15588 E Hampden Cir (@ E Hampden Ave), Aurora
  • Station 7 - 2290 S Blackhawk St (@ E Iliff Ave), Aurora
  • Station 8 - 250 S Chambers Rd (@ E Alameda Dr), Aurora - Apparatus face E Alameda Dr.
  • Station 9 - 17200 E Mexico Ave (Between S Richfield Way & S Richfield St), Aurora (WNIS935)
  • Station 10 - 3951 S Reservoir Rd (Between E Mansfield Ave & S Andes Way), Aurora
  • Station 11 - 2291 S Joliet St (@ E Iliff Ave & across from S Jamaica St), Aurora
  • Station 13 - 23911 E Arapahoe Rd (@ S Aurora Pkwy), Aurora - Technically sits on E Plymouth Dr between S Aurora Pkwy & S Buchanan Ct.
  • Station 14 - 22298 E Aurora Pkwy (Between Gartrell Rd & S Quemoy Way), Aurora
  • Station 15
    • Current - 1880 S Flat Rock Trl (@ E Jewell Ave), Aurora
    • Former - 1680 S Catawba Cir (@ S Old Tom Morris Rd), Aurora


Bennett Fire Protection District

  • Station 91-93 - located in Adams County
  • Station 94 - 4495 S Co Rd 129 (Between E Quincy Ave & E Belleview Ave), Arapahoe County


Buckley Air Force Base Fire Department

  • S Aspen Dr (Across from S Beaver Creek St), Buckley AFB - Sits at the following coordinates: 39.710090/-104.769421.


Byers Fire Protection District

  • Station 71 - 100 N Main St (Across from W Cedar Ave), Byers (WQBH220)
  • Station 72 - located in Adams County


Deer Trail Volunteer Fire Department

  • Station 1 - 488 1st Ave (@ Cedar St), Deer Trail


Denver Fire Department

  • Station 1-4 & 6-35 - located in Denver
  • Station 5 - 999 S Clermont St, Glendale
  • Station 36 - 4101 S Federal Blvd (@ W Oxford Ave), Sheridan
  • Station 37 - 555 W Jefferson Ave (@ S Fox St), Englewood
  • Station 38 - 3075 S Tejon St (Between W Cornell Ave & W Dartmouth Ave), Englewood


Sable Altura Fire Protection District

  • Station 41 - 26900 E Colfax Ave (@ N Powhaton Rd), Aurora - Sits at the rear southwest corner of the trailer park at the following coordinates: 39.736589/-104.676943


South Metro Fire Rescue

South Metro Fire Rescue District Map

  • HQ - 9195 E Mineral Ave (@ S Chester St), Centennial
  • Station 11 - 2255 W Berry Ave (@ S Rio Grande St), Littleton - Faces S Rio Grande St.
  • Station 12 - 6529 S Broadway (Across from E Weaver Pl), Littleton
  • Station 13 & 19 - located in Jefferson County
  • Station 14 - 6600 S Colorado Blvd (Between E Peakview Cir & E Euclid Ave), Centennial
  • Station 15 - 2702 E Dry Creek Rd (Between S University Blvd & S Detroit St), Centennial
  • Station 16-18, 20, 34, 36, 39, 40-41, & 43-47 - located in Douglas County
  • Station 21 - 2250 S Emporia St (Between S Parker Rd & E Iliff Ave), Arapahoe County
  • Station 22 - 16758 E Smoky Hill Rd (@ S Buckley Rd), Centennial
  • Station 23 - 5405 S Riviera Way (@ S Picadilly St), Centennial
  • Station 31 - 5901 S Havana St (@ E Orchard Rd), Greenwood Village
  • Station 32 - 5945 S Quebec St (Between E Orchard Rd & E Maplewood Pl), Centennial
  • Station 33 - 7281 E Dry Creek Rd (Between S Quebec St & S Poplar Ct), Centennial
  • Station 35 - 12080 E Briarwood Ave (@ S Peoria St), Arapahoe County
  • Station 37 - 5701 S University Blvd (Between E Alexander Ln & Cherryville Rd), Greenwood Village
  • Station 38
    • Current - 2460 E Quincy Ave (@ Meade Ln), Cherry Hills Village
    • Former - 120 Meade Ln (Between E Quincy Ave), Cherry Hills Village
  • Station 42 - 7320 S Parker Rd (Between E Fremont Ave & E Broncos Pkwy), Foxfield


Strasburg Fire Protection District


Cunningham Fire Protection District (Merged with South Metro in 2018)

Cunningham Fire District Map

  • Station 61 - 2250 S Emporia St (Between S Parker Rd & E Iliff Ave), Arapahoe County
  • Station 62
    • Current - 16758 E Smoky Hill Rd (@ S Buckley Rd), Centennial - Technically sits 462' southwest from the above intersection at the following coordinates: 39.625103/-104.792434.
    • Former - 5600 S Tower Rd (@ E Berry Ave), Arapahoe County - Became Station 64.
  • Station 63 - 5405 S Riviera Way (@ S Picadilly St), Centennial
  • Station 64 - 5600 S Tower Rd (@ E Berry Ave), Arapahoe County - Was Station 62.


Englewood Fire Department (Closed in 2015) - (KCS517)

  • Station 21 - 555 W Jefferson Ave (@ S Fox St), Englewood - Now Denver Fire Department Station 37.
  • Station 22 - 3075 S Tejon St (Between W Cornell Ave & W Dartmouth Ave), Englewood - Now Denver Fire Department Station 38.
  • Station 23 - 4830 S Acoma St (Between W Layton Ave & W Chenango Ave), Englewood


Littleton Fire Rescue (Merged with South Metro in 2019) - (WNZM430)

Littleton Fire Rescue Map

  • Station 11 - 2255 W Berry Ave (@ S Rio Grande St), Littleton - Faces S Rio Grande St.
  • Station 12 - 6529 S Broadway (Across from E Weaver Pl), Littleton
  • Station 13 & 19 - located in Jefferson County
  • Station 14 - 6600 S Colorado Blvd (Between E Peakview Cir & E Euclid Ave), Centennial
  • Station 15 - 2702 E Dry Creek Rd (Between S University Blvd & S Detroit St), Centennial
  • Station 16-18 - located in Douglas County


Sheridan Fire Department (Closed in 2010)

  • Station 51 - 1995 W Hamilton Pl (@ S Umatilla St), Sheridan
  • Station 52 - 4101 S Federal Blvd (@ W Oxford Ave), Sheridan - Technically sits on the corner of S Hazel Ct & W Oxford Ave. Now Denver Fire Department Station 36.


Skyline Volunteer Fire Department (Closed in 2008)

  • Station 81 - 6000 E Yale Ave (Across from S Jasmine St), Arapahoe County

Emergency Medical Services

Most EMS in Arapahoe County is provided by fire departments. Exceptions to this are the City of Aurora or areas covered by the Denver Fire Department. Both often send fire resources to assist in patient care, however ambulance transports are handled by separate providers. The City of Aurora contracts Falck Rocky Mountain for ambulance services. Denver Fire Department uses Denver Health Paramedic Division.

Denver Health Paramedic Division

Denver Health Paramedic Division is dispatched entirely on Denver Public Safety. All calls are dispatched on AM Ops (Denver TG 849). Units are sent to ETAC 1 (Denver TG 858) for additional information and response.

For the City of Englewood, Denver Health Paramedic Division has a special method of operating. They are required to station ambulances within the Englewood based Denver Fire Stations 37 and 38. They are also required to only respond to calls within Englewood. Ambulance 837 is stationed in Station 37 and Ambulance 838 is stationed in Station 38. These ambulances do not routinely monitor AM Ops unless they are requested by dispatched. Ambulance 837 is requested on ETAC 7 (Denver TG 853) and Ambulance 838 is requested on ETAC 8 (Denver TG 854). Both switch over to AM Ops for dispatch and respond on ETAC 1.

Falck Rocky Mountain

Falck Rocky Mountain requires a P25 Phase 2 capable scanner in order to monitor. They are dispatched on EMS 5 (Aurora TG 39112) and respond on one of the Aurora Fire Rescue talkgroups, typically Tac 2 (Aurora TG 39102).

EMS Locations

Denver Health Paramedic Division

  • Station 37 - 555 W Jefferson Ave (@ S Fox St), Englewood
  • Station 38 - 3075 S Tejon St (Between W Cornell Ave & W Dartmouth Ave), Englewood

Other Non-Emergency Ambulance Services

  • Columbine Ambulance Service - 5893 S Prince St @ (2453) W Church Ave, Littleton (KDR768)
  • iCare Ambulance - 7375 S Peoria St (Between E Broncos Pkwy & S Peoria Cir), Arapahoe County

Airport Information

External Links

5280FIRE Arapahoe County Fire Apparatus & Stations