School Resource Officer

Steamboat Springs High School Main Entrance

Steamboat Springs Police and Steamboat Springs High School provide a safe learning environment that promotes good health and is free from violence, weapons, hazards, vandalism, and substance abuse for the students and staff.

School Resource Officer

Steamboat Springs Police established the School Resource Officer (SRO) position in 1997. Traditionally across the county, the cost of staffing the SRO is covered outside the department; however, the SSPD covers this position 100% internally; there is no contribution from the school district. The SRO works in partnership with the high school community to address school-based concerns using multi-faceted and innovative approaches.

SRO John Miller

Police Officer John Miller had the same first day excitement of being a part of a new school as students when he joined the Steamboat Springs High School as the new School Resource Officer (SRO) in August 2019.

Officer Miller, who has been with the Steamboat Springs Police Department since 2017, completed the National Association of School Resource Officers’ (NASRO) intensive training. NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 with an unrelenting commitment to school safety.

Designed for law enforcement officers, these courses provide the tools officers need to build positive relationships with both students and staff that cover all elements of planning, prevention and response to school safety on a variety of levels.