School Resource Officers Darlene Cooper, from left, Jacqueline Gabriel and Chris Crawford, along with Captain Greg Baker, were honored at the St. John School Board’s meeting August 4, 2022 at Lake Pontchartrain Elementary in LaPlace. With them are School Board member Nia Mitchell and Interim Superintendent Rebecca W. Johnson. Not pictured is SRO Larry Williams.

These SROs provide law enforcement services to our local schools. They are trained, commissioned and armed law enforcement officers who work in partnership with schools to provide a safe learning environment for our children. They work to develop positive relationships with students and act as a law enforcement resource for students, parents, faculty and staff.

“The safety of our children and the security of our schools is a top priority of the St. John Sheriff’s Office,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said. “Our SROs will work closely with school administrators, faculty, staff and students to ensure a safe learning environment.”