There are seven School Resource Officers, known as SROs, serving in Dublin’s four middle schools and three high schools. There is also one sergeant and one lieutenant committed to serving Dublin City Schools.
Each high school (3) and middle school (4) has an SRO assigned to their school. The middle school SROs are also assigned responsibility for each of the elementary schools.
Each SRO has received training in implicit bias and has partnered with Dublin City Schools to examine implicit bias and inclusion.
Meet the SROs who work to keep your students safe throughout the school year.
Officer Patrick is also responsible for Deer Run, Glacier Ridge, Eli Pinney and Depp elementary schools.
Year Hired by Dublin Police: 2003
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since January 2020
Why do you like being an SRO: I’m excited to be part of a proactive group that can help educate and prepare the youth of Dublin for the stresses and difficulties of becoming young adults.
Why is being an SRO important: The schools should be a safe and protected environment for kids to learn, socialize and grow. I hope that my presence there will give them that comfort and security so they can focus on learning
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: I enjoy spending time with my family.
Officer Quintanilla is also responsible for Albert Chapman, Daniel Wright, Olde Sawmill and Riverside elementary schools.
Year hired by Dublin Police: 2012
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since 2015
Why do you like being an SRO: I really like creating positive connections with students.
Why is being an SRO important: Ensuring that there is a safe learning environment is most important.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: I enjoy spending lots of time with my family.
Officer Evans is also responsible for Bailey, Wyandot, Scottish Corners and Hopewell elementary schools.
Year hired by Dublin Police: I was hired by the Dublin Police Department in 1995 as a Communications Technician and worked in the radio room for six years. I was hired as a police officer in 2001. In 2004, I got the position of School Resource Officer.
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since 2004
Why do you like being an SRO: Being an SRO allows me the opportunity to really impact the community in a positive way. I have the ability to develop a positive relationship with hundreds of students every day by interacting with them in the hallways, lunchrooms, classrooms and at extracurricular activities. This opens the door of communication not only with the student but their parents as well. Parents see and hear about the officer through their child and the schools which helps bridge a connection between police and community.
Why is being an SRO important: Having SROs in our schools not only benefits the school in crime prevention and safety but helps build and maintain that partnership between police and community. From elementary-aged students through high school graduation and beyond, these kids have a positive police role model who is there to support them and be a resource and mentor.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: I love playing and watching sports. I have a number of hobbies which include fishing, boating, crafting, reading and travel.
Officer Nichelson is also responsible for Thomas, Indian Run elementary schools and Emerald Campus.
Year hired by Dublin Police: 2014
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since August 2020
Why do you like being an SRO: I enjoy working with and being part of the positive learning environment the Dublin City School system provides.
Why is being an SRO important: SROs play an important role not just in building security but also in fostering positive relationships with children, families and the community as a whole.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: For a brief moment in the mid-2000s, I was officially ranked as the fastest pizza box folder in the world. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Year Hired by Dublin Police: 2003
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since 2019
Why do you like being an SRO: I enjoy the interaction with the kids and getting to know them as individuals. I also enjoy teaching.
Why is being an SRO important: The SRO at the middle school level fosters positive interactions between the kids and police officers. I believe it makes the kids feel safe while at school and enables them to focus on learning.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: In the winter, I enjoy ice climbing frozen waterfalls.
Year hired by Dublin Police: 2012
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since 2022 at Dublin Scioto; four and a half years at Grant Middle School in Marion
Why do you like being an SRO: It’s an opportunity to not only provide a safe environment for both students and staff, but also to build positive, long lasting relationships and trust.
Why is being an SRO important: SROs assist in making the school a safe learning environment and are a great resource for both students and staff.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: I am an avid metal detector, love musicals and was a show choir member in my younger years!
Year hired by Dublin Police: 2000
Years served as a School Resource Officer: Since 2016
Why do you like being an SRO: I get to have fun and build relationships while interacting with students, faculty and parents.
Why is being an SRO important: SROs work with school administrators and faculty to ensure a safe environment for children to learn and grow. We are also able to interact with children and adults in a setting that does not involve a dispute of conflict. There are usually many questions that children as well as adults have of officers but cannot ask due to access. Being an SRO provides that access, which then gives the SRO the ability to educate the students and public on different topics pertaining to their job.
Interesting fact or favorite thing you like to do outside work: Coach. I coached my son’s recreational league basketball team for four years and won three championships. I was also an assistant tennis coach at my daughter’s high school.
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