The Woodland Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees recognized the Woodland Police Department’s School Resource Officers (SROs) as Unsung Heroes at the Nov. 16 Board Meeting.
“On a daily basis, you can see our SROs doing amazing work,” said WJUSD Executive Director Geovanni Linares. “The biggest thing is they build relationships to help develop a strong sense of community at each of our schools, they are always going above and beyond.”
WJUSD partners with the WPD to help ensure safe schools throughout Woodland. The SROs support school sites, teach the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T) program for fourth-grade students and help organize various activities throughout the District. WPD also offers summer activities for youth through the Woodland Police Activities League.
Lieutenant Heath Parsons, Corporal Francisco DeLeon, SRO Nolan Mcmanus, SRO Matt Gray, SRO Omar Flores and Officer Hannah Gray were recognized at the meeting for their hard work and support to schools.
“I’m really proud of the partnership that we with have with the school district,” said WPD Chief Luis Soler. “We’re not just here to be police officers, we’re here to be part of the community, we are here to be mentors, coaches, educators, counselors, we’re here to wear many hats, and this great group of folks does that every day selflessly. I’m very proud of them.”
Thank you to our SROs for your ongoing dedication and support!