Madison Schools Welcomes First School Resource Officer

Madison Schools Welcomes First School Resource Officer

  • 1/8/2019 3:46:07 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MADISON, OH - Sheriff Steve Sheldon and Madison Schools Superintendent Lee Kaple have announced that Deputy Bryce Ernsberger will begin as the county's first School Resource Officer this Thursday.

According to a press release received on Tuesday, Lee Kaple and the superintendents of Lucas and Crestview schools all recommended Deputy Ernsberger after an extensive interview process.

A graduate of NCSTATE Police Academy, Deputy Ernsberger currently has the highest activity in the uniform division. When he begins as School Resource Officer (SRO) on Thursday, he will be providing a secure environment for a student population of over 3,000. As agreed upon by the Madison Board of Education and Richland County Commissioners, Madison schools will pay the full salary while the deputy is assigned to the school and the commissioners will pay the wages when the deputy returns to patrol during summer months.

As SRO, Deputy Ernsberger will play three vital roles: provided an increased safe and secure environment, building relationships between deputies, school faculty, students and parents, and providing direct communication with school officials to address student behavior, security threats, and law enforcement matters.

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