School Resource Officer
The Kent County Sheriff Department's School Resource Officer Program is a collaborative effort between the schools, community, students, and law enforcement. This program creates a safe school environment by having a certified Police Officer assigned to a specific school district.
The goal of the School Resource Officer Program is to provide proactive law enforcement by working with educators, students and parents in an effort to reduce crime, drug abuse, and violence in and around the school buildings and the school district.
Deputy Andrew Kozal is assigned to the Northview Public School District Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Jim Svoboda is assigned to the Forest Hills Public School District Jim.email@example.com
Deputy Scott Cook is assigned to the Kent City Public School District William.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Todd Summerhays is assigned to the Lowell Public School District Todd.email@example.com
Deputy Andy Jonkman is assigned to the Byron Center School District Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Tim Erhardt is assigned to the Kenowa Hills Public School District Tim.email@example.com
Deputy Pat Frederick is assigned to the Caledonia School District Pat.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Tom McCutcheon is assigned to the Cedar Springs School District. Tom.email@example.com
Currently, Kent County has eight School Resource Officers:
If you would like more information on the School Resource Officer program, please contact:
Lt. Jeff DeVries