Talbot County Sheriff's Office Prepares for New School Year!
Category: Sheriff Department
This press release was posted on behalf of the Talbot County Sheriff's Office.
The Talbot County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Over the summer, School Resource Officer (SRO) supervisor, Sgt. Kevin Parks, attended a week long seminar regarding school safety. The National School Safety Conference covered topics related to the latest innovations and best practices in securing our schools and universities. It is the largest and most comprehensive conference nationwide centered on best practices and proven methods.
Sheriff Joe Gamble wishes to thank to the TCPS community, the Talbot County Council, and our citizens who helped us to expand our SRO program to make our schools a safe place to learn for our children. We are pleased to introduce to you the 2023-2024 School Resource Officers for TCPS.
- Sergeant Kevin Parks is beginning his fourth year as the SRO at Easton High School. Sgt. Parks has 17 years of law enforcement experience, all of which were spent in patrol prior to assuming the SRO supervisor position. Sgt. Parks is a Talbot County native and an EHS alumni. In addition to his duties as the SRO he also volunteers as an assistant coach for the EHS men's varsity lacrosse team.
- Corporal Tim Connors will be returning to St. Michaels School complex as the SRO entering his 26th year in law enforcement. Cpl. Connors spent 8 years teaching the DARE program to Talbot County students and another 4 years as a SRO at Easton High School. In his off time, Cpl. Connors enjoys traveling with his wife.
- Corporal Jason Rush is beginning his first year as the SRO assigned to Easton Elementary School. Cpl. Rush has 17 years of law enforcement experience, of which 13 years were spent in patrol, and 4 years spent in Circuit Court security. Cpl. Rush is excited to be the first SRO assigned to Easton Elementary School.
- Deputy First Class Ryan Andrew is beginning his first year as the SRO assigned to Tilghman Elementary School. DFC. Andrew has 10 years of experience with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. When he’s not working, DFC Andrew is a Maryland Hunters Education instructor, and enjoys sailing on one of the historic Talbot County Log Canoes.
- Deputy First Class Emily LeCompte is beginning her third year as a SRO assigned to Chapel District Elementary School. DFC LeCompte has 5 years of law enforcement experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. DFC LeCompte loves seeing the year-to-year growth of the kids as they evolve into young adults.
- Deputy First Class W. Parker is beginning his first year as the SRO at Easton Middle School. DFC Parker has 7 years of experience in law enforcement. DFC Parker has 3 years of experience as an SRO in Wicomico County, Maryland where he was assigned to James M. Bennett High School and Wicomico County Middle School. DFC Parker enjoys being around children and is looking forward to being the SRO for Easton Middle School this school year and continuing his career with the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.
- Deputy First Class John Coleman is beginning his fifth year as the DARE Deputy for Talbot County. DFC Coleman has over 35 years of law enforcement experience, having retired from the Easton Police Department. DFC Coleman has worked a variety of assignments during his law enforcement career to include Narcotics, Patrol Officer, criminal investigator and crash reconstructionist. DFC Coleman is a former Certified Lay Speaker and actively involved with his community and church.
Please remember that August 28th is opening day for Talbot County Public Schools. With school buses operating and students being picked up and dropped off, we ask that everyone be vigilant and patient during your travels. Sheriff’s Deputies will be aggressively monitoring school bus activity and looking for drivers who fail to stop for school buses with their flashing red lights activated.Return
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