D.A.R.E. & S.R.O.'s
There are a total of four School Resource Officers working within Warsaw Community Schools.
Since 1988, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) has been taught in the Warsaw Community School Corporation. Two school resource officers (S.R.O.’s) are assigned full-time to the program in the elementary schools.
Aside from the D.A.R.E officers, two more S.R.O.’s serve at both Warsaw middle schools and Warsaw Community High School. They are on campus daily and available to handle all calls for service at the school.
Corporal Doug Light, Officer Rogelio Navarro III, and Officer Allen Danko are committed to helping elementary school students understand the consequences of drug abuse. The most recent DARE curriculum also teaches qualities of successful communication, which is valuable especially in regards to the proper use of social media. Corporal Light, Officer Navarro, and Officer Danko, pictured below, serve as School Resource Officers for the schools they have been assigned to. They regularly visit those schools in order to provide students with the information they need to make educated decisions for the rest of their lives.
Pictured Above: Corporal Doug Light teaching a sixth grade class at Lincoln Elementary
School Resource Officers
The community relies on school resource officers to do a variety of jobs. They can do anything from speaking in classes to conducting criminal investigations. Sergeant Greg Oberlin maintains a presence at local schools in order to serve as a resource for students who want or need their assistance.
Remembering Sergeant Polston
Terry Polston, better known to his students as OP (Officer Polston), taught nearly 6,000 kids during his seventeen years in the D.A.R.E. program. His “huge smile and heart of gold” are greatly missed in the community.