School Resource Officers are trained to work with school officials to perceive and analyze
problems with children before they become a serious problem for
society. The department, in cooperation with the Middleton-Cross
Plains Area School District, assigns one officer to the Middleton High School, and one officer to Kromrey Middle School on a full-time basis. The purposes of this program are prevention, referral
Middleton High School
Officer Rich O'Connor
October was a warm and busy month with 40 calls
for service requiring reports, investigations and/or citations at
the Middleton High School and Clark Street Community School.
Some of those calls included 911 misdials, disturbances, drug
investigations, lost property, fights, thefts, and EMS calls.
Several students were also cited for retail theft at the nearby PDQ.
In October, Officer O'Connor helped facilitate
a fitness test for the DEA at the Middleton High School. He
also worked at two home football games and the Homecoming Dance.
There were citations issued for underage alcohol violations and
disorderly conduct at the dance.
Officer O'Connor spoke with two Law and
Justice classes for an hour each, helped students make a video for
a class, and sat on an interview panel for the new head Varsity
Softball Coach. He also assisted with a lockdown drill at
Northside Elementary School.
Outside of the school, Officer O'Connor
attended three days of Special Events Team training and Department
wide In-Service training in October.
Kromrey Middle School
October has been a busy month! I’ve spent
most of my time teaching the GREAT Program to all of 6th grade.
I’ve started my coordination with elementary schools to teach K-4th
grade students the Keeping Safe Program. I participated in a
practice Lock Down drill at North Side Elementary and attended an
Emergency Response meeting where we practiced how to deal with
scenarios that could affect the school environment. I’ve also
been attending weekly attendance and behavioral meetings.
During this month, I’ve handled several calls
for service. These included disturbances, harassment
complainants, daytime loitering, and a suspicious vehicle which
led to the driver being arrested for possession of a controlled
substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. A parent was
also cited for contributing to truancy of a child.