Ponderosa High School Campus Security

The Safety and Security Department's mission is to protect the educational environment in Douglas County Schools.

We operate under three major areas of service: Student, Staff, and Visitor Protection; Emergency Preparedness; and Planning and Property Protection. Ponderosa High School is staffed with Campus Security Specialists that work directly with School Administration and the District Safety and Security Department.


Campus Security Specialist are on site during school hours throughout the academic school year. After-hour events will also be manned to include weekends.

Building Access-

Access to Ponderosa High School building and athletic fields is restricted to Douglas County School District employees, currently enrolled students, and approved visitors. All visitors are required to check in (with valid government/state issued ID) at the security kiosk prior to continuing to any other part of the property. The main entrance is located on the south side of the building (to the right of the flagpole and marked by A1 above the main doors).


Student Parking Policy and Procedures
Student Parking Registration
2019 Senior Parking Spot Information

Parking Permit Hang Tags – All Staff and Student vehicles parked on PHS property must have a valid current school year and employee parking permit hangtag displayed in the front vehicle windshield.

Safety – A safe speed of 10 mph is the maximum on PHS property. Use of the crosswalks is mandatory for students and faculty crossing to and from the parking lots to sidewalks. Vehicle access is restricted to the roadways and parking spaces; driving or parking on other areas (i.e. grass, rocks, sidewalk…) is prohibited.

Written Citation– Citations are covered in the PHS Parking Policies and Procedures. Written citations will include fees and possibly wheel boot placement. Repeated parking lot infractions will be referred to PHS Administration and or school resource officer for the recommended appropriate action.

Lost and Found

Items left on PHS property are brought to the security kiosk and or main office. There is a Lost and Found bin located in the Commons/Cafeteria near the small stage area. All items not claimed will be donated at the end of each semester to a local charity.

After School Hours -

Ponderosa High School ends the academic school day at 2:55 pm. Students involved in SUPERVISED clubs, sports, and academics may remain on school property until the completion of their activity. Loitering on school property is prohibited and violators will be issued a written citation and referred to the appropriate administrator and or Douglas County Sheriff Department.

For more information regarding DCSD Safety and Security, please visit the Safety and Security Website

Contact Information

Security Kiosk

Security Office

District Safety and Security Dispatch Center
303-387-9999 24HRS

Deputy James Murphy
School Resource Officer

Leonard Govea
Campus Security Specialist-Lead

Jeff Dresler
Campus Security Specialist

Amir Stephen
Campus Security Specialist

Deb Tiernan
Campus Security Specialist

Quick Links

Student Parking Registration

Morning Drop-off Traffic Pattern

Afternoon Pick-up Traffic Pattern

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado,, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.