The Community and Youth Relations Division provides a daily activity report from school resource officers that gives the WCSO Command Staff a synopsis of what the deputy experiences each day at school. The synopsis is provided to Superintendent Bobby Pearce who expressed appreciation in knowing what the SROs were asked to handle at the end of each day. Many of the daily reports discuss the fact that the school learning environment was very calm and school center had a very productive day. “I appreciate being able to look at that at the end of the day and know things are going well at school,” said the Superintendent.
SROs have been involved in school bus stop checks and they monitor the bus radio channel to respond to bus drivers who may have an issue with students. The district also has experienced deputies who have been assigned as SROs in past years who can step into the role if one of the regular SROs is out of the school for a day or two.
The WCSO and school district will be continuing the partnership established by Sheriff Jared Miller and Superintendent Pearce which has included seat belt checks at the high school, bicycle safety rodeos, Teen Driver Challenge, narcotics spot checks on school campuses involving K-9 units, paid and volunteer staff serving as security for sporting events such as football games at middle school and high school levels, Project Graduation, SAVE programs, taking students to the hospital for mental health issues and traffic control at large event such as high school graduation.
Captain Mike Kemp is the supervisor over the SROs.
Wakulla High School – Deputy Evelyn Brown
Wakulla Middle School – Deputy Joe Page
Riversprings Middle School – Deputy Kenneth Miller
Sopchoppy Second Chance School – Deputy Billy Metcalf