Sabine Parish School Resource Officers Steven Myers, Lamar Thomas, Shelly Windham, Daniel Racca, Jimmy Campbell and Maury Leone are shown with Sheriff Ronny Richardson.
Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson, strongly believing in early intervention with young people, has added three deputies to his department who will not only function as Substance Abuse Prevention Education (DARE) officers, but will also serve as School Resource Officers.
School Resource officers have sworn authorityand are deployed in a community-oriented policing assignment to work in collaboration with one or more schools. Richardson’s goals for Sabine Parish’s SRO program include:helping to provide a safe learning environmentin Sabine Parish Schools, fostering positive relationships with young people and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department, developing strategies to resolve problems affecting our youth, and protecting all students so they can reach their fullest potential.
The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department is proud to have a collaborative agreement with the Sabine Parish School District as these officers not only provide instruction in Substance Abuse Prevention but also add an element of safety to the schools.
The three deputies, Maury Leone, Shelly Windham and Daniel Racca, are fully trainedand certified and will join veteran SRO officers Steven Myers, Jimmy Campbell and Lamar Thomas.