Officer Luis Castellanos
My name is Luis Castellanos, I started my career with law enforcement in 2007. I have been an Officer with the Loveland Police department since 2012. I was assigned to the Patrol Unit until the beginning of the school year, when I was selected as a School Resource Officer for the Thompson Valley High School. Go Eagles!!
Officer David Roberts
I was born and raised in Michigan. I joined the Marine Corps and was a Scout Sniper Team leader in a surveillance and target acquisition Platoon. I was honorably discharged after 6 years and moved to Alaska. While in Alaska I commercial fished and ski instructed for three years. Along with a friend I moved to Colorado and ski instructed at Wolf Creek. After a season I moved up to Northern Colorado. I received my Associates Degree from AIMS. I’ve been with Loveland Police since 2005. During my tenure I have been a member of the Street Crimes Unit and a Field Training Officer. I am currently a Fitness Coordinator, Loveland Defensive Tactics Instructor, and SWAT Sniper Team Leader. I am also presently the School Resource Officer for Conrad Ball Middle School and Ferguson High School.
Officer Bobbie Jo Pastecki
I have been with Loveland Police Department for 21 years. I am excited to come back to the unit and work my new assignment of Bill Reed Middle School and Walt Clark Middle School. In addition to being a school resource officer I am a defensive tactics instructor, a sharp instructor, crisis negotiator and a member of our honor guard.
Officer Jay Smith
Officer Smith has been in law enforcement since 2007. He has been with LPD since 2015. Jay started in Douglasville PD in Georgia, and then also Marta Police in Georgia. Officer Smith is a member of the LPD Bicycle Unit.
Officer Andres Salazar
Officer Salazar began with LPD in 2004. Before that, Andres was a Colorado State Trooper in Weld County and served in the US Armed Forces from 1997 to 2003, 4 years in the US Marine Corps and 2 years in the US Air Force. He is a member of Loveland PD SWAT and a Traffic Crash Investigator.
He has a son and daughter, which are both in high school. He enjoys outdoor activities, motorcycle rides and is an avid runner.
Officer Benito Avitia
(970) 962-2052 Ext. 1122
My name is Benito Avitia. I was born and raised in Northern California and I moved to Colorado about 25 years ago. I have been with the Loveland Police Department since 2000.
I had the opportunity to be a School Resource Officer for 5 years before at Bill Reed Middle School and Conrad Ball Middle School.
I am glad to be the SRO for Loveland High School.
I have had a few collateral assignments such as Liquor Enforcement and Explorer Advisor. Currently my sole collateral assignment is being on the negotiations team.
Through my previous experience as an SRO I learned the importance of having a good working relationship with the students, the school staff and the parents. I look forward to renewing those relationships.
Officer Doug Savage
(970)962-2052 Ext. 1166
My name is Doug Savage. I was born in Aurora, CO, where I lived until I left for College. I have a BA in Music Education from Northern Arizona University, and worked as a music teacher in the Northern Colorado area for three years, before transitioning into law enforcement.
While I was teaching, I joined the Colorado National Guard, and have now been with the 101st Army Band for 10 years.
I've been with the Loveland Police Department for 8 years. I have mainly worked patrol, but I have several collateral duties as a driving instructor, an Honor Guard member, a crime scene technician, and am an element leader for the SWAT Negotiations unit.
My wonderful wife and I have 4 kids of my own, and in my spare time I like camping, biking, fishing, and hanging out with my kids and our dog, Cloudy.
I'm excited to be back in an educational setting, and building relationships with the students and faculty at Ferguson High School and High Plains K-8!
Officer Ben DeLima
(970) 962-2052 Ext. 1144
My name is Officer Ben De Lima and I was born in the Bay Area in California. I served six years as a Navy Corpsman with the 1st Battalion 6 Marines attached to a Scout Sniper Platoon. I have been at the Police Department since 2004. During my time I have held many assignments to include, SWAT team Sniper, Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics instructor, K9 Decoy and Liquor Enforcement. I am proud to be the School Resource Officer for Bill Reed Middle School and look forward to building relationships with students and faculty.