School Resource Officers
The Youth Services unit is managed by a police sergeant, under the guidance of the Support Services Commander. The twelve Youth Service 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, enhancing security, and maintaining a safe environment for all students and staff members. In addition, Youth Service Officers file criminal cases with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, mentor students, assist in planning large events, facilitate group sessions, and 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 Mike Domenighini
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
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