Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is thrilled to welcome three new School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the Calvert County Public School system.
This year Calvert County will have 11 specially trained, state-certified law enforcement officers who are assigned full time at each of the public middle and high schools during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
The SRO’s are sworn law enforcement personnel responsible for safety and crime prevention in our schools who help to create a safer environment for both students and staff.
Calvert’s SRO’s include: Cpl. Glenn Libby- Supervisor, DFC Wes Beisel- Northern High School, DFC Dean Naughton- Calvert High School, DFC Derrick Clark- Huntingtown High School, DFC Marshall Trigg- Patuxent High School, DFC Joseph Ward- Northern Middle School, DFC Andy Clas- Windy Hill Middle School, Cpl. Andrew Woodford- Plum Point Middle School, Cpl. Jay Johnson- Calvert Middle School, DFC Kevin Hall- Southern Middle School, and DFC Ryan Spaulding- Mill Creek Middle School.
Calvert’s SRO’s, Calvert County public school students and staff are set to begin classes on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019.
The Sheriff’s Office will have increased patrols throughout the county for the start of the school year to ensure the community’s safety and security.
Sheriff Mike Evans encourages all motorists to be mindful of school zones and school bus safety. Drivers please reduce your speeds and be prepared to stop. Minimize all distractions inside your vehicle and increase your awareness to help everyone stay safe.
Drivers must stop at least twenty feet from school buses when their red flashing lights are activated and stop signs are extended regardless of which direction you’re approaching from. Failure to stop carries a fine close to $600 or three points on a driver’s license and other penalties for drivers or, even worse, cause a serious accident.
Maryland law also requires drivers to yield (stop) for pedestrians who are in a crosswalk. Failure to obey these laws may result in a citation, but may also lead to an injury which could have been prevented.
Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish all students and faculty a safe and productive school year and for our county’s athletic programs, best wishes for success and may your dreams of playing for and winning a state championship come true.
Editor’s note: The private schools in Calvert County do not have School Resource Officers at the present time per Captain Dave Payne of the CCSO.