From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE – The first day of school is on the horizon, and that means school resource officers will be back to work as well.
Each school in the Trussville City Schools have at least one SRO assigned.
During the July 16 Trussville City Schools Board of Education meeting, Lt. Greg Cardwell introduced the Board to Sgt. Richard Lovell, who will supervise the School Resource Officer (SRO) program for the next school year.
“Sgt. Lovell has been in Trussville since 2002,” said Cardwell. “He will be taking over for Sgt. Ken Findley this fall, who switched positions with Lovell giving Findley the opportunity for patrol and supervising experience.”
According to the Trussville Police Department Currently there is at least one Trussville officer in every Trussville City School. The SRO program, in short, is law enforcement officers, educators, students, parents and the community offering law related educational programs in the schools in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, violence and to provide a safe school environment. Cardwell commands the division and Cardwell will be his first line supervisor over SROs.
Lovell will be headquartered at the Trussville Middle School and float in between all of the schools says Cardwell.