School Resource Officers

Gloucester County school resource officers are individually selected and specialized deputy sheriffs who receive additional training beyond that of a uniform patrol deputy: this includes topics such as cyber safety, how to work effectively with students, and violence prevention in schools.   While they do have law enforcement powers, a greater focus is on informal mentoring and counseling, building relationships with the staff and students at their schools, and even some in-person instruction.

School resource officers are currently assigned to both Peasley and Page Middle Schools as well as Gloucester High School: the program is expanding in 2022 to include a presence in all County elementary schools. Not only are officers assigned to protect and provide security for these schools, they also present themselves as positive role models for our community’s youth on a daily basis. In addition, they monitor and control traffic during the reporting and releasing of students to ensure the safe flow of buses, private vehicles and pedestrians on our busy highways. 

Questions concerning our School Resource Program or officers can be directed to supervisor Lieutenant Julian Petrowicz here.  Lieutenant Petrowicz holding a 10 year anniversary sign  Deputy Skay at Gloucester High School

Deputy Amanda Billups next to her patrol vehicle

Deputy Krause at Page Middle School 2

Need to email an SRO directly? You can reach out to your school's officer below:

Sergeant Amanda Billups / Bethel, Petsworth and Botetourt

Master Deputy Jeffrey Butler / Abingdon and Achilles 

Senior Deputy William Skay / Gloucester High School

Deputy Alyssa Krause / Page Middle School

Deputy Crystal Carter / Peasley Middle School

Deputy Carter in front of the Peasley Middle School logo 

Deputy Butler in front of Achilles Elementary School