Demetreon completes School Resource Officer training

Alicia Demetreon is the newest school resource officer at Stark County, joining Detective Michael Leighton and Deputy Dustin Schaill as those trained in school safety.
Demetreon has been a dispatcher for the Stark County Sheriff’s Office for five years and just recently completed the 40 hours one week course in Plainfield to become a “Basic School Resource Officer”.
The school resource officer program is designed to bridge the gap between students and law enforcement. It also serves as a mentor program and an education program through training in the driver’s education class and literature.
Hours that the officer works at the school are paid for by the school district, but the training was paid for by the Sheriff’s Office.
Being female, Demetreon adds a balance to the program that allows other female students to have a person they can interact with and relate to, says Leighton who oversees the program.
Demetreon is also certified in child passenger safety inspection, which means she and one other inspector can inspect child safety seats for proper installation in vehicles. Anyone wishing to utilize that service can call the Sheriff’s Office at 286-2541 to schedule an appointment.

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