Born and raised in Denver, Commander Aaron Sanchez is a graduate of Metropolitan State College, the University of Colorado Denver, and a Lincoln High Lancer alum.
He has been with the Denver Police Department for 26 years, where he had the pleasure of being a Neighborhood Police Officer in the Westwood and Barnum neighborhoods where he grew up. During this time, he served as the Southwest Improvement Council and Cinco De Mayo cruising officer liaison, created the first neighborhood graffiti patrol nights, and participated in Barnum Breakfast with Santa, Children’s Hospital Courage Classic, and Special Olympics Torch run member.
As a father of three boys and passionate about helping Denver’s youth succeed, Commander Sanchez started an annual scholarship with fellow officers while he was working at high school sports games for student athletes and was honored as DPS Officer of the Year. He has also served as a Law Enforcement Advocate through Denver Juvenile Probation and Denver Public Schools.
After numerous assignments throughout the department, Commander Sanchez is looking forward to being part of the District 6 community.