GCSO: Newest School Resource Officer Assignment
Written by WBTA STAFF on March 1, 2019
Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr. Announces Newest School Resource Officer Assignment
Genesee County Sheriff William A. Sheron, Jr. is pleased to announce that as a result of the collaboration between the Genesee County Legislature, Oakfield-Alabama Central School Board and the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, the assignment of a School Resource Officer has been approved.
Deputy Howard O. Wilson, V has been selected by the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District as its School Resource Officer. Deputy Wilson is a 5-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. He was hired as a Correction Officer in 2014 and then appointed to Deputy Sheriff in 2016. During his tenure, he has earned three Commendations.
“The Oakfield-Alabama School District and Board are proud to have Deputy Sheriff Howard Wilson serve as our School Resource Officer. We look forward in creating a positive working relationship with him as he will serve to help and assist our students and community in many different facets. Thank you to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office for this agreement,” stated Superintendent John Fisgus.
Sheriff Sheron indicated that his goal has always been to establish a School Resource Officer in all county schools to ensure the safety and protection of the students and faculty. “With the assignment of Deputy Wilson in the Oakfield-Alabama Schools, we are that much closer to our goal. Although the cost associated with placing a School Resource Officer in the schools is significant, I believe the safety and security of our children should be of the utmost precedence.”