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Sarasota County Schools Police Department Welcomes Three Officers at Oath of Office Ceremony

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SCSPD Oath of Office 12-10-18

SARASOTA COUNTY, December 12, 2018 – The Sarasota County Schools Police Department (SCSPD) welcomed three more police officers into its ranks yesterday after holding an Oath of Office ceremony at Venice City Hall before the School Board meeting. The event was well attended by district personnel, guests from the community and media. After the ceremony, attendees enjoyed a brief meet and greet with the new officers.

“Our police department is expanding and I could not be more pleased with the men and women we have recruited into the Sarasota County Schools Police Department,” said Todd Bowden, superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. “The diversity of experience and high-level expertise of these law enforcement professionals is nothing short of impressive. Our school communities are in good hands.”

“I am honored to be at the helm of such a flourishing department,” commented Sarasota County School District Chief of Police Tim Enos. “The Sarasota County Schools Police Department is committed to delivering on the promise to keep our school communities safe. Our new officers each take this responsibility to heart and are equally passionate about their service. We look forward to growing even stronger as a department with their added talents and skills.”

Please join us in recognizing the three newest members of the SCSPD:

  • Michael Clarkson
    • Officer Clarkson has 32 years of law enforcement experience. He started his career as a Military Police Officer and after being Honorably discharged, served as a Special Police Officer for Seaside Heights Police in New Jersey. Officer Clarkson has also served as a Field Training Officer, Anticrime Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Communications Sergeant and a K9 Unit Lieutenant/Handler, among other assignments. He will be the School Resource Officer at Alta Vista Elementary School.
  • Ronnie Hadley II
    • Officer Hadley’s law enforcement career includes serving as a Shift Team leader and a S.W.A.T. operator. While with the Alamosa Colorado Police Department, he distinguished himself as a defense tactics instructor, taser instructor and restorative justice representative for the Police Department. Officer Hadley has earned 2 lifesaving awards and was recognized as the Restorative Justice Volunteer of the Year. He will be the School Resource Officer at Brentwood Elementary School.
  • Joseph Wolleon
    • Officer Wolleon recently relocated from New Jersey, where he enjoyed a 28-year career with the Bayonne New Jersey Police Department. His law enforcement experience includes service in the Patrol Division, Community Orientated Policing Unit and the Housing Uni. Officer Wolleon retired as a Sergeant and upon moving to Sarasota, began working as an Exceptional Student Education aide in the district. He immediately knew he needed to be a part of the district’s important endeavor to protect its school communities and applied as a School Resource Officer. Officer Wolleon will be the School Resource Officer at Gulf Gate Elementary School.
   

About Sarasota County Schools

Sarasota County Schools is committed to providing unrivaled academic, emotional and civic growth to every student, every day. As one of the leading employers on the Suncoast, Sarasota County Schools boasts 53 schools that expertly cater to the diverse needs of over 43,000 students. We are one of two Florida school districts to consistently earn an A-grade every year since 2004. Our passionate educators empower students to take charge of their academic and personal success, a practice we believe fosters lifelong growth and achievement. We actively maintain the district’s tradition of excellence and ensure that tradition extends to all students. Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation to make sure they not only graduate on time, but do so college and career ready. Want to take your student’s education to the next level? Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit www.SarasotaCountySchools.net

Photo Caption: From left to right: Sergeant Oakes, Officer Hadley, Officer Wolleon, Officer Clarkson and Sergeant Kim

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