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‘Cop Rocks’ hidden all over Arvada to prevent crime

KDRV 31

ARVADA, Colo. — Keep your eyes peeled for hidden treasure the next time you’re in Arvada.

There are dozens of hand-painted rocks hiding all over the city waiting to be found. 

“We were really looking for an idea that would bring the community together and get us all talking and get us doing something fun and we came up with this cop rock idea,” Arvada police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan said.

Cop Rocks” is a program where law enforcement-themed images are painted on rocks. Volunteers then hide them in parks and open spaces around Arvada for anyone to find.

“You’re not going to have to go digging for them,” McGranahan said.

While it’s meant to be a fun way for the community to engage, the scavenger hunt also has a serious purpose.

“We know that neighbors who know each other, that talk and have that relationship, you see lower crime rates in those neighborhoods,” McGranahan said.

“So we are always looking for ways to get our community out and talking and getting to know one another.”

If you find one, you are encouraged to take a photo with it and share it on social media with police. The rocks can be kept or hidden again for someone else to find.

One featuring a black heart with a thin blue line through it can be brought to the police department for a prize.

‘Cop Rocks’ hidden all over Arvada to prevent crime

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3 Responses to ‘Cop Rocks’ hidden all over Arvada to prevent crime

  1. JGO says:

    Another way to snag DUMB-ASS criminals…you go turn your rock into police and they ask for your ID.. boom there’s your prize…handcuffs for that unpaid ticket…

  2. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    They’ve been doing this here in Sweet Home for a couple years now, but our painted rocks have NOTHING to do with PIGS. Some are pretty intricately done… I have 5 that I’ve found.

    “One featuring a black heart with a thin blue line through it can be brought to the police department for a prize.”

    Or if one is proficient with a sling (King David comes to mind), one could return it (straight to a pig’s head) via ‘air mail’. 🙂

  3. Ed Teach says:

    “We know that neighbors who know each other, that talk and have that relationship, you see lower crime rates in those neighborhoods,” McGranahan said.

    I have a lower crime rate in my neighborhood because most of us served in the military, own lawful non assault weapons and like last week when that thieving punk brought five cops in my yard, we point guns at his face and made him lay down in snowy wet grass. I told him i didnt care what he did but the fact he brought 5 cops in my yard was enough for him to have a live round pointed at his face. As the cops came back down the street i gave him some advise.

    Don’t say shit to these assholes until you talk to your lawyer. And never come back uninvited.

    All that for a 3dollar energy drink. Should have told him to jump the fence and get to school. He obviously needs a job and better decision making skills.

    Thats right. 5 cops for a teanager who stole an energy drink. And he eluded them by hiding under a planter box next to my garage. Our dog found him 15min after the cops moved down the road.

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