Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson and Sabine Schools Superintendent Dr. Sara Ebarb are pleased to implement the School Resource Officer Program in Sabine Parish Schools for the 2017-18 school year.
The three Sabine Parish School Resource Officers, Steven Myers, Lamar Thomas and Jimmy Campbell, are fully trained and certified. The trio will also function as Substance Abuse Prevention Education (DARE) instructors for students in 5th and 7th grade under the DARE program.
A former educator, Sheriff Richardson indicated that he is pleased to extend the realm of the sheriff’s department into the schools with goals of fostering a safe learning environment, a positive relationship between the students and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department and helping to resolve problems affecting our youth so that students can reach their fullest potential. Richardson is hopeful that the officers will become a positive presence in students’ lives and increase their trust in law enforcement.
The Sabine Parish School Board, Dr Sara Ebarb and Sheriff Richardson are excited to implement a program that has a presence in other school districts around the country.
The officers’ salaries will be funded by a DARE grant.
Sheriff Richardson is shown visiting Negreet School with School Resource Officers Steven Myers, Lamar Thomas and Jimmy Campbell.
Shown at Negreet School (L to R) are: Steven Myers, Jimmy Campbell, Dr Sara Ebarb, Sheriff Ronny Richardson, Elyda Thaxton and Lamar Thomas.