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Posted on: August 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City & School Board work together to place a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Loveland High School

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School Safety is a priority of the Loveland School Board and the City of Loveland. With the desire to strengthen the safety for our students, teachers and staff, the city and the school worked throughout the summer to prepare a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that would result in a dedicated law enforcement officer to serve as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at the Loveland High School.  The SRO will work in conjunction with other safety personnel already on location within the district’s campuses, providing added security to create an environment conducive to learning.  Following approval of the MOU by the Loveland Board of Education and the Loveland City Council, Police Chief Sean Rahe appointed Officer Jesse Moore to serve as the SRO.  Officer Moore has been a member of the Loveland Police Department since June of 2015 and was excited about the appointment.

In addition to his duties as SRO, Officer Moore will coordinate Loveland Police attendance at various extra-curricular school activities, such as sporting events and will be “Officer-In-Charge” at these events. Additionally, Officer Moore will serve as a resource for parents, teachers and students and provide presentations on relevant safety and health related topics as requested. During summer months, and various school breaks, Officer Moore will return to his regular duty with the Loveland Police Department. Mayor Kathy Bailey stated that "I want to thank Chief Rahe and staff for getting this done.  The safety of our students, teachers and staff is a community concern and together the city and the school board worked to make our schools safer."

Both the school district and the city are excited about the adoption of the MOU and the selection of Officer Moore as the SRO. Loveland School Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse added that "The relationship between the Loveland City School District and the Loveland Police Department has always been positive.  In the past year, however, we have increased our collaboration and communication regarding safety improvements for students and staff.  I am thrilled that the City of Loveland and the Loveland Board of Education have partnered to be able to have Officer Moore full-time at Loveland High School.   I have been overwhelmed by the positive response we are receiving from students, staff, and parents.  We are thrilled to have Officer Moore as an official member of our Tiger Team."

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