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    School Resource Officers (SROs) are assigned to high schools and middle schools in unincorporated Jefferson County. Meet your School Resource Officers >>

    SROs work with school administrators to enhance overall campus safety. They take crime reports, investigate crimes in the schools and provide safety-based education as part of school curriculum. Resource officers also teach educational safety on topics that may include bullying, drugs/alcohol, driver safety and the Safe2Tell View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. program.

    Alive at 25

    Some school resource officers teach Alive at 25, View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. a Colorado State Patrol program that reinforces safe driving habits for young people.

    "Scared Straight"

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office does not have a "scared straight" program. If your child is enrolled in a Jefferson County school, and you believe he or she is making bad or unsafe decisions, contact your child's school resource officer. The deputy may be able to meet with your child and provide guidance, or shed light on the possible consequences of bad choices. Another resource for families is the Juvenile Assessment Center. View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.

     


     

    Q&A with our School Resource Officers

    Dee-Patterson-Evergreen-High-MiddleDeputy D. Patterson

    The School Resource Officer for Evergreen High and middle schools 

    Q: How long have you been a deputy and how long have you been a SRO?
    A: I have been with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office since 1999, when I first became a reserve deputy.  I was named Reserve Deputy of the Year in 2000. I went full time in August of 2003 and became an SRO in the fall of 2004.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: I love being an SRO because of the interaction with kids.  I think it is a wonderful opportunity to educate as well as enforce and I enjoy the opportunity to help kids learn and make good choices.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: I don’t work for the school.  I am a deputy sheriff entrusted with upholding the laws of the State of Colorado and keeping students and staff safe while in the school environment.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the sheriff’s office, such as special units, skills, why you joined the JCSO.
    A: Although I did work in the jail for a short time, I have spent the majority of my career in the patrol division.  Along with my duties as a school resource officer, I am a CPR/1st Aid Instructor and an Explorer Advisor for our Youth Explorer Post.  I also coordinate and run a Youth Citizens’ Academy for one week during the summer, to give our young people an opportunity to learn more about law enforcement and the tools and resources available to help us do our jobs.

    Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
    A: Invisibility – So I could see and hear what’s going on before something happens.

    Q: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want people to know about you or being an SRO?
    A: I am here to help you be successful, so please contact me if you have questions.  If I don’t know the answer, I have lots of resources and can direct you to someone who might be able to help you find what you need.

      


     

    Rollins-Williams-ColumbineHigh-KenCarylMiddleDeputies T. Williams and A. Rollins

    The School Resource Officers for Columbine High School and Ken Caryl Middle School

    SRO Williams:

    Q: How long have you been a deputy and how long have you been an SRO?
    A: Deputy 12 years SRO 10 years.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: Keeping kids safe.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: Helping kids learn to be productive members of society.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the sheriff’s office, such as special units, skills.
    A: I am a firearms instructor, bike certified and a Crime Scene Technician.

    Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
    A: Invisibility so I could catch criminals in the act.

    SRO Rollins:

    Q: How long have you been a deputy and how long have you been an SRO?
    A: I have been a Deputy for over 20 years and am beginning my 7th year as a SRO.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: I enjoy the relationships with the students and the staff that have been formed. I enjoy watching some kids that have overcome adversity and succeed.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: First and foremost, we are here for the kids. Don't be afraid to talk to us. We do a little bit of everything, we teach, counsel, take law enforcement action when needed and most importantly keep the kids safe.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the sheriff’s office, such as special units, skills.
    A: Well, I joined the JCSO right after serving in the Army. JCSO has been a great fit- I love the fact that there are so many things you can do. I am bicycle certified, CIT trained and also have been a member of the Special Operations Response Team and an Field Training Instructor when I was assigned to Detentions.

    Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
    A: I wish I could fly so that I could go to the beach a whole lot more often.

     


     

    Joslin-Conifer-HighDeputy D. Joslin

    The School Resource Officer for Conifer High School

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A: I have been a deputy for 15 years and am currently a brand new SRO.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: I believe I will enjoy working with the students to see them grow and develop into productive young adults.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: I want the students to know that I am assisting in providing a safe environment for them to attend school.

    Q: Tell me a little about why you became a deputy and what you’ve done while working at the Sheriff’s Office.
    A: I became a deputy to help people. Even though my role as being helper has changed over the years, I do get some gratification in positively effecting people’s lives. While at JCSO, I have maintained my EMT basic certification, TCCC instructor, CPR first aid instructor, POST certified driving instructor, 4x4 emergency vehicle operator instructor, PIT instructor, clandestine cannabis grow safety and eradication spotter, Simunitions instructor, Below 100 instructor.

    Q: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want people to know about you or being an SRO?
    A: I am excited to begin this new area of my career. I hope to assist the school where ever I can to make it a safe environment.

     


     

    Jenny-Garnett-Drake-Manning-MiddlesDeputy J. Garnett

    The School Resource Officer for Drake and Manning Middle Schools.

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A:
    I’ve been a deputy for 11 years and an SRO for three years.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A:
    I like being an SRO because you make a difference in their lives. With every interaction, you can totally change someone’s perspective on what we do. Here at Jeffco, you have so many options to learn and to become better rounded. What I enjoy the most is talking with the kids. I have coached basketball and I used to be a teacher in Los Angeles. I can relate to these kids. You do that by bringing yourself to their level. They want to be heard, you listen and then you help them direct their energies. I also have fun with them.

    The kids know they can come to my office any time and talk. They can tell by looking at my office, which is covered with sports memorabilia, that I’m a sports freak. So they ask me questions and I’m in.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A:
    I want the kids to know that—first and foremost—their safety is the most important thing. I take it seriously, as does my whole unit and the county.

    Q: Tell me what you’ve done while working at the Sheriff’s Office.
    A:
    I have worked in the jail and in Patrol.

    Q: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want people to know about you or being an SRO?
    A: I’m not there just to be a cop. You can teach them different things, like sometimes I’ll talk to their social studies class about the law and sometimes I’ll talk to their science class about drugs. You have the opportunity to say, this is what you did and here are the possible legal consequences of those actions. You have the opportunity to educate them about making good choices.

    They’ve also taught me things, like perspective, because they live in that moment. I think it’s helped remind me of what’s most important in my life.

     


     

    Bruening-Dakota-Ridge-HighDeputy D. Bruening

    The School Resource Officer for Dakota Ridge High School.

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A: I have been with the SO for 12 years.   SRO for 6 months

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: The chance to interact and make a difference in the kids’ lives on a daily basis.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: I want the kids to know that my main job is to keep them safe and I am truly here for them to help them on their journey.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the Sheriff’s Office, such as special units, skills, why you joined the JCSO.
    A: I've worked in the jail and on patrol.  I am a CIT, CST, FTI, accident investigator and I joined the SO to help others.

    Q: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want people to know about you or being an SRO?
    A: Let people know that I have the best job in the whole department.  


     

    Anne-Igel-Evergreen-WestJeff-MiddlesDeputy A. Igel

    The School Resource Officer for Evergreen and West Jefferson Middle Schools

    Q: How long have you been a deputy and how long have you been an SRO?
    A: 3 ½ years; this is my first year.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A: So often, kids start down a criminal path without the ability to comprehend the lifelong ramifications of their actions. So, for me, the opportunity to help kids early enough to affect change in a positive way is the best part of being an SRO.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A: There is nothing I wouldn’t do to protect every single person in my schools.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the Sheriff’s Office, such as special units, skills, why you joined the JCSO.
    A: I am an Arrest Control Instructor and Taser Instructor. I enjoy teaching our new recruits at the academy the most.

    Q: Is there anything I haven’t asked that you want people to know about you or being an SRO?
    A: SROs have a strong sense of ownership of their schools, which translates in to sense of personal pride when kids succeed and personal disappointment when they choose not to succeed. While this may be our job, we are personally invested in the schools we serve.

     


     

    Everhart-DEvelynDeputy G. Everhart

    The School Resource Officer for D’Evelyn High School, Summit Ridge Middle School and Falcon Bluffs Middle School

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A:
    This is my 13th year as an SRO.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A:
    I enjoy most working with a huge variety of problems and people.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A:
    I am very approachable and easy to talk to.

    Q: Tell me a little about what you’ve done while working at the Sheriff’s Office, such as special units, skills, why you joined the JCSO.
    A:
    I am the chief Radar and Lidar instructor for the department. I am also a Law Enforcement handgun, tactical shotgun and tactical rifle instructor.

     



    Keith-Polizzotto-Chatfield-High-Deer-CreekDeputies K. Polizzotto and G. Kelly

    The School Resource Officers for Chatfield High School, Deer Creek Middle School and Collegiate Academy

    SRO Polizzotto:

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A:
    I’ve been a deputy for 12 years. I started in the jail for three years, moved to court security for three years, and I have been an SRO for six years.

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A:
    The reason I became a SRO is because I want to make a difference in students’ lives. I believe students have the right to have a safe learning environment to meet their goals and succeed in life.

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A:
    One interesting fact about me is I have a teaching degree in secondary education. I like most sports, but really enjoy watching football and soccer.

    SRO Kelly:

    Q: How long have you been a deputy/How long have you been an SRO?
    A:
    I’ve been a deputy for 13 years. I started in the jail for 18 months, moved to court security for five years, and then Patrol in 2008. This is my third school year as an SRO at Chatfield Senior High School.  

    Q: What do you enjoy the most about being an SRO?
    A:
    The reason I became a SRO is because I wanted to have an opportunity to work with juveniles and hopefully make a difference in their lives. 

    Q: What do you want students to know about what you do as an SRO?
    A:
    One interesting fact about me is that I have run nine half marathons since 2005. I enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, reading and spending time with my family.