The Denver native has worked at DSD for nearly 20 years.

DENVER — Janelle Orozco is set to become the first Latina to achieve the rank of Major in Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) history.

A DSD veteran of nearly 20 years, Orozco will be sworn in to the post on Friday, September 9.

Born and raised in Denver, Orozco has been with the DSD since his early 20s and is currently Secretary of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 27, and has represented FOP27 at community events and on legislative committees, DSD said.

Orozco rose through the ranks from assistant to sergeant, then captain and now major, DSD said in a press release.

“New Major Orozco has proven himself as a true leader of this department,” Sheriff Elias Diggins said. “With her in-depth knowledge of our agency and her desire to serve others, she will be a wonderful addition to the leadership team.”

Orozco was most recently the captain of the Denver Health Correctional Medical Facility. DSD said Orozco served in multiple locations, including Intake, Recruitment, Downtown Detention Center, Denver County Jail, and Facility Operations.

“It’s been an honor to serve the people of Denver City and County and to work with such amazing people,” Orozco said. “I look forward to continuing my contribution to DSD as a member of the leadership team.”

RELATED: Air Force Academy plans new hotel and visitor center

RELATED: RTD cancels Broncos Ride bus service ahead of season

> Top stories curated daily just for you! Subscribe to the 9NEWSLETTER to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more straight to your inbox.

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: way of the warrior

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

MORE WAYS TO GET 9NEWS

Subscribe to our daily 9NEWSLETTER

Download the 9NEWS app
iTunes: http://on9news.tv/itunes
Google Play: http://on9news.tv/1lWnC5n

HOW TO ADD THE 9NEWS APP TO YOUR STREAMING DEVICE

ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching for KUSA.

For Apple TV and Fire TV, search “9news” to find the free app to add to your account. Another option for Fire TV is to have the app delivered directly to your Fire TV through Amazon.

Previous

South Gate police shoot man, sheriff's department investigates

Next

Moss: Volume 2 - How to defeat the guardian

Check Also