Sheriff Chris Francis and the North Carolina Justice Academy are proud to announce that Cpl. Andrew D. Greenway of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office recently completed the School Resource Officer Certificate Program at the Justice Academy. Cpl. Greenway is the 275th participant to receive the certificate since the program’s inception in 2002.
The School Resource Officer Certificate Program is designed to recognize the achievement of law enforcement professionals who have dedicated themselves to making the schools safer for our citizens. Officers, upon completion of the program, will have mastered several important aspects of School Resource Officer training and related topics, thus achieving a high level of professionalism for themselves as well as their agency.
The School Resource Officer Certificate Program requires the participants to be sworn law enforcement officers of a law enforcement agency within the State of N.C. and be assigned as a School Resource Officer. The certificate program requires four hundred (400) hours of training with the focus on School Resource Officers. The core requirements for the program consist of the basic School Resource Officer training in addition to advanced legal training and School Resource Officer ethics. All other hours needed to complete the program are relates electives offered through the North Carolina Justice Academy.
Cpl. Greenway is the School Resource Officer at Chase High School.