District Three

Officer sitting with school children

How to Get Involved

Community group involvement keeps you informed about the specific issues and important events in your neighborhood. Crime prevention in your specific neighborhood can be molded by your active role in the decision-making process often spearheaded by organized neighborhood associations. 

The Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) meeting is designed for your community. Not only do you hear about the statistics for the entire district, you also get to ask the Commander your specific questions. It’s a great opportunity to meet your local Denver Police officers, while staying informed. 

District 3 CAB meetings are held at 6PM on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the district station (excluding holidays). If you would like an ASL interpreter, please email us at 3.Dist@denvergov.org at least three business days prior to the meeting. Meeting reminders are posted on Nextdoor.com.

Community Resource Officers

Community Resource Officers (CRO) provide assistance on issues such as neighbor disputes, public nuisances, zoning issues, fraud and crime prevention, and other neighborhood concerns. They attend regular neighborhood organization meetings and provide training on issues such as neighborhood watch, commercial and home security, gang awareness, crime prevention, and much more. 

District 3 Community Resource Officers:

Technician Kate Young
(720) 913-1248 

Technician Antonio Pacheco
(720) 913-1245

School Resource Officers

School Resource Officers (SRO) are Denver police officers assigned to Denver Public High Schools. While safety, in and around the school, is of the upmost importance for the SRO, so is connecting with students, families, and staff to build and foster positive relationships. Together, we strive to maintain a secure and nurturing space for education to thrive.

District 3 School Resource Officers:

Officer Tim Cueva - Thomas Jefferson High School
Officer Timothy Cueva is thrilled to return to Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHS) where he previously worked as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for 12 years. With more than 22 years as a Denver Police Officer, Officer Cueva serves as an SRO with the goal of bridging the gap between youth and families in the community he serves, being a positive role model for the students and connecting with school staff in a supportive manner. Officer Cueva’s love for TJHS also stems from his daughter being a TJ alum and his previous time there as the tennis coach. He is excited to be back in the school and re-establish previous relationships while building new ones with the students and staff.

Officer Keith Coleman - George Washington High School
bio coming soon

Officer Ryan Barnes - South High School
Officer Ryan Barnes joins the South High School community where he brings more than 12 years of school resource officer experience. As a DPS graduate, John F. Kennedy High School “Class of 1995”, Officer Barnes’ goal is to make a true difference with Denver’s youth, while demonstrating the importance of officers and students working together for a positive school experience. Officer Barnes recognizes the impact he can have as an SRO and is looking forward to assisting to ensure SHS students cross the stage to receive their diplomas at the end of the school year. When not at the school, you can find Officer Barnes perfecting his golf game.

Officer Stephanie Reyes
Officer Stephanie Reyes is excited to serve as a School Resource Officer at George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and South High Schools. Officer Reyes is a passionate officer whose goal this school year is to build strong relationships with youth in Denver while making a positive difference in students’ lives. As a mother of two, Officer Reyes understands the importance of consistency and showing up for those we care about.

Outreach Case Coordinator

The Outreach Case Coordinator (OCC) program is part of DPD's commitment to approaching public safety services with a focus on helping to address the needs of our residents. This is accomplished by providing long-term connections to available services and supports. Clients could include community members who are experiencing substance misuse, behavioral health issues, homelessness or needing housing system navigation, immigrant and refugee system navigation, human services navigation, and many others.

What does an Outreach Case Coordinator Do?

  • Build a bridge between the community and the Denver Police Department
  • Provide educational material that highlights service providers to individuals who are in need
  • Assist individuals and families with finding available services
  • Help identify the individual's goals and needs
  • Maintain communication with individuals to evaluate the plan to ensure it is meeting the client's goals

Outreach Case Coordinator Program Brochure (English/Spanish)(PDF, 2MB)

Outreach Case Coordinator Supervisor:

Mandy Fiegel
(303) 704-3732

District Commander

Commander Bell headshot in uniform in front of a US flag Commander Joel Bell joined the Denver Police Department in 1991, after serving seven years in the United States Air Force, in the role of law enforcement for the Air Force. During his time working in the Denver Police Department, Commander Bell had the honor to serve in numerous assignments including lieutenant in the Homicide/Robbery Unit, combined Fugitive Unit and Narcotics Unit, District Six and District Three. He also was a sergeant in the Fugitive Unit, Major Crimes, and District One. Commander Bell served as a detective in the Front Range Task Force, Major Peddlers Unit, Vice/Narcotics Unit, and was a patrol officer in District Three.

Commander Bell helped create the Denver Police Fugitive Unit which is a training model for other fugitive units across the nation. Commander Bell attended the FBI National Academy in 2017 and served on the DPD Crisis Negotiations Team, wherein he successfully deescalated hostage situations and facilitated the release of numerous victims.

Commander Bell is committed to building a police force which is focused on community service and he recognizes that collaboration between an engaged community and a dedicated police force will ensure that all people have a voice at the table when making decisions which impact our diverse communities. Commander Bell knows we are all stronger and more successful when we work and share ideas together.

When not in uniform, Commander Bell enjoys family time playing in the Colorado outdoors while skiing, hiking, and camping, as well as traveling to new places.