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Dennis new SRO for BSD

By submitted, 02/14/19 9:44 AM

HOPE – Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and the Blevins School District worked out agreement for a School Resource Officer on the Blevins Campus.

In order to provide for the safety of thechildren, the Hempstead County Sheriff and the Blevins School District have entered a partnership to provide full time School Resource Officer on the Blevins campus. The Blevins School Board on Monday night approved funds for the remainder of the school year to pay for the deputy’s salary.

Deputy Orlando Dennis has been assigned as a full-time School Resource Officer for the Blevins School District. Deputy Dennis began his duties on Wednesday February 13, and will be on campus until the last day of school on May 24.

Sheriff Singleton and Blevins school officials will discuss a contract for the 2019-2020 school year at a later date.” I am proud that we were able to work out details on funding for the rest of this school year and I look forward to discussing keeping the Resource Officer on Campus next year. funding has always been an Issue and I am glad that the School District was able to find the funds to have a deputy on campus full time,” said Sheriff Singleton.