Selma City Schools adds two SRO officers

Published 7:30 am Saturday, June 8, 2024

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Selma City Schools announced the hiring of Gregory Johnson and Jamie Martin as school resource officers on May 29. 

The partnership is between the Selma Police Department and the SCS. The SRO officers will work curtail crime in the areas where schools are. 

“I am thrilled to return home and contribute to making the Selma City School district one of the safest in the state,” Johnson said. 

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Johnson and Martin will be on duty from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, primarily serving Selma High School, R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy and the alternative school. 

“I want to provide a safe learning environment for our faculty and children,” Martin said. “Hopefully, the students will approach us with the challenges they may have with their peers and out in the community so we can address their safety concerns.”   

SCS Superintendent Dr. Zickeyous Byrd believes the SRO officers will be effective.

“We believe this initiative will contribute to a safer and more supportive environment for our students and staff,” Byrd said. “Not only are our officers highly trained, but we also anticipate they will serve in multifaceted roles such as mentors, initial first responders, and counselors when called upon.”