Dawson County Sheriff's Office

School Resource Officers

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In the early 1990s, Lieutenant Billy Carlisle became the first school resource and D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer in Dawson County. Since that time, Carlisle has been elected as Sheriff, but his unwavering love for children has continued. Sheriff Carlisle and his staff diligently worked to secure federal funding and grants to assign uniformed officers to the schools of Dawson County.

Currently, the School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) Unit consists of one sergeant, one corporal, and two officers. The school resource officers provide direct services to schools located within Dawson County. These services include, but are not limited to, campus safety inspections, classroom presentations, criminal investigations originating within the school system, daily traffic details, participation in student and parent conferences when requested, and various other activities including the traditional law enforcement duties.

To contact a school resource officer, you may call the school directly or contact the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 344-3636. Questions can be directed to Shane Henson, who supervises these officers.