School Resource Officers added to two WAVE Country School Districts

School Resource Officers added to two WAVE Country School Districts

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – Two additional School Resource Officers have been assigned to schools in Hardin County.

The officers from the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office started Monday.

The officers will be based out middle schools and will spend time at elementary schools.

“We are thrilled to be able to work with Hardin County Schools,” Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said in a press release. “These additional officers will work to develop and nurture relationships with students and create an even greater sense of security in our schools and community in which they serve.”

Deputy Tim Thomas will be the SRO for James T. Alton Middle School, Rineyville Elementary School and Vine Grove Elementary School.
Deputy Tim Thomas will be the SRO for James T. Alton Middle School, Rineyville Elementary School and Vine Grove Elementary School. (HCPS)

According to Hardin County Schools spokesman John Wright, Deputy Tim Thomas will be the SRO for James T. Alton Middle School, Rineyville Elementary School and Vine Grove Elementary School and Deputy Scot Richardson will work with West Hardin Middle School, Lakewood Elementary School and Cecilia Valley Elementary School.

Deputy Scot Richardson will work with West Hardin Middle School, Lakewood Elementary School and Cecilia Valley Elementary School.
Deputy Scot Richardson will work with West Hardin Middle School, Lakewood Elementary School and Cecilia Valley Elementary School. (HCPS)

Hardin County already has SROs in Central Hardin High School, John Hardin High School, North Hardin High School and College View Campus.

In Bullitt County, new SROs have been assigned to all three high schools. North Bullitt High School’s SRO, Chris Hill, comes from the Bullitt County sheriff’s office.

Deputy Chris Hill will serve as the SRO at North Bullitt High School.
Deputy Chris Hill will serve as the SRO at North Bullitt High School. (Bullitt County Sherrif's Office)

Bullitt Central’s SRO, Tim Wade, comes from the Shepherdsville Police Department.

Tim Wade will serve as the SRO at Bullitt Central High School.
Tim Wade will serve as the SRO at Bullitt Central High School. (Shepherdsville Police Department)

Bullitt East’s SRO will be covered by an officer from Mt. Washington Police Department, but but that officer hasn’t been placed yet.

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