School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers (SROs) are Greenwood Village Police Officers assigned to work directly with the public and private schools in Greenwood Village. Each School Resource Officer receives advanced and specialized training that assists them in serving in and around the school environment. The goal of the School Resource Officer Unit is to work in partnership with schools, staff, parents, and students to create a safe, fun, and positive learning environment in the Village.


School Resource Officers work with school administrations, staff, parents, and students to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. In addition to enforcing laws and ordinances, School Resource Officers are tasked with a variety of duties. These may include security operations, school safety planning, safety consulting, mental health collaborations, and school threat assessments. School Resource Officers work to apply the law and resources available to them to limit disruptive influences and maintain a positive school community.

Community Partnership

Greenwood Village School Resource Officers are aware that schools are an integral part of any community structure. Events at a school can affect surrounding communities and influences from communities can affect schools. For this reason, School Resource Officers can often be seen taking a proactive role in the community areas immediately surrounding Village schools. It is not uncommon for School Resource Officers to work in residential, business, and park areas where student safety is paramount.


School Resource Officers are not formal educators, however, they do have specialized knowledge and information that can often be useful in a classroom environment. School Resource Officers are often called in to conduct special classes and information sessions for students, teachers, and staff. Some of these topics include drug education, stranger danger, internet safety, law-related education, driver's education, and criminal justice studies, among others. School Resource Officers are available to teachers and students to speak on tailored safety and community-related topics by appointment.


School Resource Officers work to be visible and accessible to the school community. Officers strive to build relationships with students and be positive role models in their schools. Although School Resource Officers are not professional counselors they are accessible points of contact for students. They are available to discuss topics that may interest the student or provide feedback support and resources on issues affecting them at school or at home. Please encourage your students to stop into any School Resource Officer's office and introduce themselves. The officer would love to meet them!

Current Schools Resource Officers:

Commander Joe Gutgsell
Officer Rodney Valenzuela
Sergeant Steve Nelson
Officer Max Addante
Corporal Sarah Joswick
Officer Reiley Altenborg

Officer Patrick Taylor

Schools in Greenwood Village:

Cherry Creek High School
9300 E Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Campus Middle School
4785 S Dayton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
West Middle School
5151 S Holly Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80121
Belleview Elementary School
4851 S Dayton Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Greenwood Elementary School
5550 S Holly Street
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Aspen Academy
5859 S University Boulevard
Greenwood Village, CO 80121

For more information, please call 303-773-2525.