HPD SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS
SRO Mission Statement
To maintain a clean, safe, secure, and uninterrupted learning environment for the students, staff, administration, and parents of School District #1; to provide concentrated assistance in implementing sound crime and violence reduction programs, including components of a safe school climate, community involvement, building design, building security, and maintenance, and the fostering of cooperative relationships between schools and police.
Sergeant Cory Bailey - Helena High School
Sergeant Cory Bailey was born and raised in the Helena area and after graduation from high school, he attended Montana State University (Go Cats!!!) where he received a Bachelors Degree in Social and Criminal Justice. While in college and after, he worked for the U.S. Customs Service on the northern border. After college, Sergeant Bailey worked for the Montana Department of Transportation. In November of 2001, Sergeant Bailey was hired by the Helena Police Department and attended the Law Enforcement Academy in 2002.
During his time with the Helena Police Department, Sergeant Bailey has been a patrol supervisor, a DARE officer, and a motorcycle officer. Sergeant Bailey was also assigned to the criminal investigations division for a year. He was promoted to Corporal in 2006 and to Sergeant in 2009.
Sergeant Bailey is currently assigned as the Helena High SRO. He enjoys working with the students and being able to assist them with any issues that arise. He is also an advisor for the Explorers program which introduces students to public safety and different aspects of law enforcement.
In his off time, Sergeant Bailey enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, watching his kids in their sporting events, and working on home improvement projects.
Quote: “Be true to thine own self” - Socrates
Senior Officer Domingo Leveque-Zapata - Helena Middle School
Senior Officer Domingo Leveque-Zapata has been employed with the Helena Police Department since April 2008. Officer Zapata was a patrol officer prior to becoming an SRO. Officer Zapata has been the SRO at Helena Middle School for the past 2 years. Officer Zapata enjoys his position in the Helena schools as it allows him the opportunity to interact with our community's youth. Officer Zapata has fun teaching DARE classes and looks forward to coaching basketball every year.
Officer Zapata is the Law Enforcement Torch Run Coordinator/Leg Leader for Special Olympics MT for the Helena Police Department. Officer Zapata is also an instructor for the Helena Police Department. Officer Zapata is a committee member for Running For Montana's Future. Officer Zapata is also the HMS Basketball Coordinator. When he's not working, Officer Zapata loves spending time with his wife and daughters. Officer Zapata also enjoys playing and watching sports.
Quote: "Don't try to be a great man. Just be a man and let history make its own judgements." - Star Trek
Senior Officer Shawn Lashway - CR Anderson Middle School
Officer Shawn Lashway grew up in Cascade/Great Falls, Montana. He graduated from Incirlik High School in Incirlik, Turkey in 1988 and moved to Helena in 1994. From September 2001 until December 2006, Shawn was a reserve Deputy Sheriff for the Lewis & Clack County Sheriff's Office and was hired by the Helena Police Department in January 2007. Shawn attended the Montana Law Enforcement Academy (MLEA) and graduated in March 2007. Since this time, Shawn has worked in the Patrol Division. In August 2009, Shawn attended the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) Basic School, in Riverton, Wyoming. He completed the school and became a certified School Resource Officer (SRO).
In October 2009, Shawn attended Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Officer Training School in Tigard, Oregon. Shawn became certified as a DARE instructor for teaching all levels of education and adults. In January 2010, Shawn was chosen and assigned to the SRO position at Helena Middle School. He also teaches DARE to the local elementary schools. On September 11, 2009, Officer Lashway was awarded the Humanitarian Award by Chief of Police Troy McGee.
Shawn has been happily married since 1995. He and his wife have one child. Shawn enjoys, cooking, spending time with family and friends at their cabin, racing 4 wheelers, snow and water skiing, rollerblading, being outdoors, and watching the Green Bay Packers football team.
Quote: “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” - Vince Lombardi
Officer Loren Mardis - Capital High School
Officer Loren Mardis was born in and spent the early part of his childhood in Boise, Id. His family moved to Seattle, Washington in the early 90’s and that is where he lived through his high school years where he attended Evergreen Senior High School graduating in ’98. After high school, Loren moved throughout the Pacific Northwest to cities including Seattle, Kent Wa, Seatac Wa, Boise Id, Missoula Mt, Winston Mt, Townsend Mt and Helena. He finally decided to settle down in Helena in 2003.
Officer Mardis began his law enforcement career with the Lewis & Clark County Sherriff’s Department in 2004. He started as a reserve deputy and then began working in the detention center, where he worked for two years. Loren was hired by the Helena Police Department in July of 2006. He attended the Montana Law Enforcement Academy later that year. Loren has worked in the patrol division for the majority of his career where he has become an instructor for both firearms and the Taser ECD. He is also a member of the Civil Disturbance Team, Honor Guard and assists with the Explorer Team. Loren recently attended the School Resource Officer basic course in Riverton, Wyoming and has since taken over as the school resource officer at Capital High School.
Loren is father to three beautiful and busy girls who are sure to keep him on his toes as they grow. He enjoys the outdoors and spends his free time hiking, camping, shooting, skiing and kayaking. Loren also stays active by playing on the police department softball team and an adult soccer team. At home, Loren enjoys cooking, puzzles and video games with his daughters.
Quote: “I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.” - Jimi Hendrix