Cherokee County SRO Deputy Jamie Parris was both recognized and also highly honored – by the National Association of School Resource Officers as a National Practitioner. With that achievement, Deputy Parris became the fourth SRO in Cherokee County to receive this recognition.
“I appreciate everything that Deputy Parris has done at Spring Garden – and for Cherokee County,” that coming from Lt. Jordan Kelley, the SRO Unit Supervisor. “His commitment to providing a safe school for students, faculty, and staff are not unnoticed – I’m proud to have these men, and women – serving all Cherokee County Schools with me, and I also look forward to getting more getting this national recognition.”
“This group of SRO’s are some of the best around,” said Sheriff Jeff Shaver. “I appreciate their passion for what they do. Deputy Parris is just another example of the commitment we have for our schools. He’s a great fit for Spring Garden and we are proud of him achieving this level of recognition. No doubt, we are ALL extremely fortunate to have such passionate SRO’s in Cherokee County.”
NASRO conducts training for SRO’s across the nation, and other countries. To date, every SRO in Cherokee County has received training from NASRO and it is estimated that other SRO’s will be recognized as Practitioners very soon.