School Resource Officer / D.A.R.E. Officer
Northwood Schools D.A.R.E. Officer:
Patrolman Joshua Hannum
Phone: (419) 691-5053
The Northwood Police Department assigns a patrol officer as the School Resource Officer (SRO) and D.A.R.E. officer for the Northwood Local Schools campus. The purpose of an SRO is to help reduce and prevent school-related violence and crime committed by juveniles and young adults. The SRO program aims to create and maintain a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for its students, teachers and staff.
Along with providing security services for the school campus, the Northwood Police Department's SRO also serves as the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officer. The SRO teaches lessons to students on a variety of drug prevention topics.
The Northwood Police Department's SRO also serves as the community liason officer; providing community engagement services to the public and organizations, such as police department tours, Safety Town, Fall Fest Kid I.D. station, and more.