Officer Fred Barnes Recognized as Master School Resource Officer
Loveland School Resource Officer (SRO) Fred Barnes was recently recognized as a Master SRO by the Ohio School Resource Officer Association (OSROA). The OSROA Board of Directors and Membership started this program of recognition/accreditation for SRO’s which recognizes their years of service in the SRO field and the school based law enforcement training received at OSROA Annual Conferences and honors the years of dedication to and membership in the Ohio School Resource Officers Association. Oftentimes these officers are not acknowledged for their years of service, dedication and longevity in such an important position.
Officer Barnes has been the SRO for past 13 years. He is extremely active in the schools, and in 2002 he was chosen out of more than 600 school resource officers for the prestigious award of School Resource Officer of the Year presented by the Ohio School Resource Officer Association. Officer Barnes presents programs to students on such topics as stranger danger, bullying, alcohol and drug use and the dangers of social media. He “teaches” the teachers about school safety and is a certified A.L.I.C.E instructor. He is active on the school safety committees and is the liaison between the Loveland City School District and the Police Division.
“Officer Barnes plays a key role in the safety and security of the students and staff” said Police Chief Tim Sabransky. “It is readily apparent from all of the letters of appreciation and commendation that Officer Barnes is a huge asset to the community. He is truly deserving of this recognition for his dedication to the children and staff of the Loveland School District.”
“It is not surprising that Officer Barnes is being recognized as a SRO Master Level,” said Loveland Superintendent Chad Hilliker. “His relationship with our students, their families, and our staff is essential to the Loveland City School District. He goes above and beyond every day.”