(Dublin, OH) Dublin Police Officer Chuck Collier has been selected as the Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA) School Resource Officer of the Year.
Officer Collier has 21 years of service with the Dublin Police Department, serving from 1991 to 1993 and then 1998 to the present. He has earned the assignment as the School Resource Officer at Jerome High School since 2013.
Officer Collier is a member of the Dublin Police Department’s Community Education Unit and has personally championed several programs to improve the safety of Dublin teens and young adults. He developed a comprehensive teen drivers program and routinely takes the Department’s “Maria’s Message” driving simulators to community events to educate and promote defensive driving awareness.
“SRO Collier builds in-depth relationships with the school officials and students he serves,” says Sgt. Tim Hosterman, who nominated Collier for the recognition. “He is commonly sought out by students for advice and counseling. He extends his caring and work toward betterment of his students through extensive involvement with groups that work with the Dublin City School District.”
He also works with the Dublin A.C.T. (Adolescents and Community Together) coalition to reduce and prevent substance abuse. Officer Collier has been instrumental in developing and teaching the Dublin Police Department’s Drug Abuse Prevention Program at Jerome High School.
Director of Student Operations Tracey Miller has collaborated on anti-drug programming with Officer Collier.
“I have found Officer Collier to be a man of great integrity who possesses a genuine desire for helping young people make good decisions and be successful,” Miller said. “He is an excellent source of information and support for parents as well.”
Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley said the SRO program is a great example of the strong partnership between the City of Dublin and Dublin City Schools.
“The SRO program continues to be extremely beneficial to our students, parents, and staff,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “Congratulations to Officer Collier on this well-deserved honor.”
Sarah McQuaide, Public Information Officer
City of Dublin
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614.593.9438 – Cell
Doug Baker, Public Information Officer
Dublin City Schools