Sheriff’s Office Encourages School Involvement from Law Enforcement

Michaela Madison Reporting

(Friday, March 9th) Wooster, Ohio – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging all law enforcement agencies to make a known presence at schools in their communities.

Sheriff’s Captain, Doug Hunter, explained he is working to visit local schools more often.

“Spent the entire day at the Northwestern Middle School,” he said. “As I was speaking with these students, some of them expressed concerns for their safety. [I] did my best to assure them that school is a safe place and that’s exactly why we were there to keep it that way.”

Captain Hunter stressed that it’s important all law enforcement agencies have a presence in schools.

“I’m going to encourage you to do the same. You probably have some time that you can take your paperwork into the school,” he said. “Clear off a spot there and do business and bolster relationships as well as providing security within that particular environment.”

He added its important students understand that law enforcement is there to keep them safe and that trust is formed between police and kids.

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