He's known as "OG" by students at Pomona High School. Now Officer Glasmann has a new title: Police Officer of the Year through the Paul Revere Lodge #130, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Hired by the Arvada Police Department in 1977, Officer Jim Glasmann has worked in just about every work unit within the department. One of his most successful assignments has been that of School Resource Officer (SRO).
One of the police department's original SROs, Officer Glasmann was assigned to Pomona High School in January of 1996.
"I feel like they are all my kids," said Officer Glasmann. "I've helped them with problems; I've mentored them, and I've worked to make the school environment a safer place for them."
After seven years at Pomona High School, Officer Glasmann returned to the streets as a patrol officer. He was re-assigned to the School Services Unit as the SRO at North Arvada Middle School in 2005, and just this past fall, he rotated back to Pomona High School.
"Officer Glasmann is one of the reasons the School Resource Officer program is so effective," said Deputy Chief Gary Creager. "His compassion for the kids and his drive to make the community surrounding the school as safe as possible has set the standard for the program."
Officer Glasmann was recognized by the Masons along with other public servants at a ceremony on December 9, 2009.
The Arvada Police Department assigns officers to all of the city's middle and senior high schools as well as a handful of elementary schools. For more information on School Resource Officers, visit our web page at http://arvadapd.org/partnerships/school-resource-officers/
The Arvada Police Department congratulates Officer Glasmann for a job well-done and is proud to rank him among Arvada's finest.