CHAD BARKER ( read )
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, the Boone County Commission, along with the Boone County Schools partnered in 2014 to establish a School Resource Officer program. Voters in Boone County approved the school levy in November of 2014 making this program possible. Money from the levy allows the Sheriff’s Office to provide a Deputy Sheriff for each High School on a full time basis.
These officers are responsible for keeping the children safe in our schools as well as developing and maintaining a healthy relationship between Law Enforcement and the youth of our county. Deputies may be seen patrolling the halls of our Middle Schools as well as forming friendships with elementary students in addition to their duties at each high school.
The job of a School Resource Officer goes much deeper than just walking the halls of a school. A few of the primary goals in addition to keeping students and staff safe include maintaining a drug and alcohol free environment, providing drug and alcohol education, acting as a liaison for children and social services they may be in need of as well as many other positive objectives. We feel these are very important positions and we are lucky to have such a program in our county. Thank you for your support.