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 Version OptionsSchool Resource OfficersHeadline.
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