The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is one of the most popular police department programs in the community. The Wheat Ridge Police Department provides two SROs to 17 Jefferson County Public Schools located within the City of Wheat Ridge's jurisdiction. The SROs foster a close working relationship with school administrators, staff members, families and students.
The SROs handle the majority of calls for service at all the schools, complete case filings on serious misdemeanor and most felony cases, and are available to teach classes at the request of their assigned schools. The SROs work closely with anti-bullying, school safety protocols, peer counselors, and mediate administrative situations with students and their parents.