The Arvada Police invite residents to protect their identity and personal information by taking part in the Annual Arvada Police Shred-A-Thon. This community event will be Saturday, October 14 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. New this year, the event will be held in the North parking lot of Arvada High School, located at 7951 W 65th Avenue behind Walgreens.
“Due to the increasing demand every year for this important service, we have moved locations to help ensure everyone who wants to come to the event is able to do so,” said Commander Mark Nazaryk of the Arvada Police Department.
Arvada Police partner with Shred-it to safely destroy documents that contain personal information. Resident and businesses can bring up to three boxes or three bags of documents. Items recommended for shredding include:
— Credit Card Statements
— Bank Statements
— Tax Forms
— Medical Statements
— Other items containing personal information
This event is one of two fundraisers for the W. Michael Northey Foundation which provides scholarships to Arvada students. The event is free, but volunteers and past recipients will be collecting donations for the scholarship fund. In 2017, the Northey Foundation awarded $25,500 in scholarships to 17 Arvada high school and college students. Area high school students and Arvada Police Explorers will be on hand to assist with unloading items.