Born and raised in Denver, Commander Sanchez is a graduate of Metropolitan State College and 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.
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 Group (CAG) 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 6 CAG meetings are held at 10AM on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the district station (excluding holidays). If you would like an ASL interpreter, please email us at 6.Dist@denvergov.org at least three business days prior to the meeting. Meeting reminders are posted on Nextdoor.com.
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.
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