School Resource Officers
The Youth Services unit is managed by a police sergeant, under the guidance of the one of a commander. The eight Youth Services Officers and one sergeant work in partnership with 27J schools out of the middle and high schools in the city limits of Brighton. The Youth Services unit is responsible for investigating crime within the assigned schools, enhance security, and maintain a safe environment for all students and staff members. In addition they file many cases with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, mentor students, assist in planning large events, facilitate group sessions, or present classroom instruction on various law related topics. During the summer months, the Youth Services staff work to connect with community youth through a variety of community engagement initiatives.
Commander Doug Imfeld
Youth Services Commander
Sergeant Jim DeVries
Officer Chris Delein
Assigned Schools: Bromley East Charter and Eagle Ridge Academy
Officer Alex Covarrubias
Assigned Schools: Vikan Middle School
Officer Justin Stadler
Assigned Schools: Prairie View High School
Officer Jodie Avery-Kohn
Assigned Schools: Brighton High School
Officer Asael Leon
Assigned Schools: Innovations at Heritage Academy
Officer Mario Hernandez
Assigned Schools: Prairie View Middle School
Officer Ernesto Rodriguez-Olivas
Assigned Schools: Overland Middle School
Resources For Additional Assistance:
8461 Delaware Street - Thornton, CO 80260
“The Mission of The Link is to provide a collaborative, multi-agency, single entry process for youth who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. By on-site screening and thorough assessment, youth are referred to appropriate intervention services in order to prevent initial or repeat youth offenses and to seek alternatives to detention.”
“Safe2Tell® provides YOUNG people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.
Safe2Tell® is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization based on the Colorado Prevention Initiative for School Safety with initial funding from The Colorado Trust.
The program focuses on kids and the issues they face today. This program was based on the Columbine Commission Report’s recommendation that students need a safe and anonymous way to keep lines of communication open. They realized that tragedies could be prevented if young people had a way to tell someone what they knew without fearing retaliation.
The anonymity of all Safe2Tell reports is protected by C.R.S 07-197. This means the reporting party remains UNKNOWN by Colorado state law, signed by Governor Bill Ritter on May 3, 2007.
Now, using Safe2Tell®, they only have to make a call to make a difference. By calling 877-542-7233 or submitting a tip through this web-site, young people can help anyone who is in trouble or prevent a tragedy.”