Officer Jim Glasmann is Arvada Police Department’s most tenured School Resource Officer.
Officer Glasmann began his career with the Arvada Police Department in 1977 after four years as an Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy. He has worked a variety of assignments that include patrol, Field Training Officer, Special Investigations Unit, Gang Officer, Training Officer, and several rotations through his current assignment: School Resource Officer.
In 2001, Officer Glasmann was the recipient of the Colorado Association of School Resource Officers’ “School Resource Officer of the Year” award. Officer Glasmann was one of Arvada PD’s first SROs.
Officer Glasmann was there at the beginning, January 1996, when the Arvada Police Department first introduced School Resource Officers into the high schools and later the middle schools. He was assigned as Pomona High School’s SRO from 1996 to 2003.
He then rotated out of the assignment until he was eligible to reapply to return to the schools.
Officer Glasmann returns to Pomona High School
Selected and assigned to North Arvada Middle School for four and a half years, Officer Glasmann returned to Pomona High School for the fall semester in 2009.
Officer Glasmann states, “I am known as 'OG' to many students, past and present. I love being an SRO. It’s the best job in the department. The kids really keep me energized. I love being involved in their lives and hopefully give them some life skills they will always be able to use. I strive to be a positive role model to some of them who do not have that in their lives.
“It’s still the hardest job I’ve ever loved!!”