The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is one of the most popular police department programs in the community. The Wheat Ridge Police Department provides three SROs to Jefferson County Public Schools located within the City of Wheat Ridge's jurisdiction, including seven elementary schools. The SROs foster a close working relationship with school administrators and their staff members.
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 also work closely with truancy intervention, anti-bullying, school safety protocols, peer counselors, and mediate administrative situations with students and their parents.