School Resource Deputy

School Resource Deputies

The School Resource Officer program was developed and implemented in 1950 in Flint, Michigan, with the intentions of improving the rapport between the youth and police officers, provide a full-time police officer in the schools and provide instruction to students, faculty and staff on police-related topics.  Flagler County put its first deputy sheriff in the schools in the 1970’s, with the program expanding as the county grew.

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to working closely with the Flagler County School District to provide professional service in the educational setting.  In order to better assist the School Resource Deputies, we have provided a link below that allows for direct access to the SRD's.  This link can be used to provide vital information about crimes that have occurred or as an intervention before a crime is committed.  Remember--You can remain anonymous!  Please help us to "Break the Code of Silence".

Click here to report a crime to School Resource Deputy

School Resource Deputy


School Office

Phone Number


Sgt. Chris Ragazzo
Unit Supervisor

Flagler Palm Coast High School 386.437.7540

Deputy Calvin Grant

Flagler Palm Coast High School 386.437.7540

Deputy Ralph Lilavois Rymfire, Old Kings, Bunnell Elementaries 386.206.4600

Deputy Billy Lowe

Buddy Taylor Middle School 386.446.6700

Deputy John Landi

Matanzas High School 386.447.1575

Deputy Sam Cooper

Indian Trails Middle School 386.446.6732

The School Resource Deputies [SRD] continue to be a vital part of school safety in Flagler County Schools. This program thrives because of a solid working relationship between the Flagler Schools, the City of Palm Coast and the Flagler County Sheriff’s office.

An SRD is a certified and trained law enforcement officer who takes additional courses to be well prepared to work with the youth in our community.  When school is not in session, they attend additional training to bring back best practices as it relates to safety, security, mentoring, and community involvement. Their role is to provide the physical presence, the training and support to help families and educators feel safe in our school environment. The SRD’s make those all important connections with students and are called on for their expertise in all things involving law enforcement and working as a positive role model for students.

SRD’s stay very active in providing presentations and information to students that focus on issues so students understand their rights, help them make better choices and understand the consequences of their actions. 

We are a stronger District because of their presence and the services they provide for our staff and students.