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".
School Resource Deputy
|Commander Phillip Reynolds||Youth Services Commanderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sgt. Chris Ragazzo||SRD Unit Supervisoremail@example.com|
|Deputy Nancy Malheiros||Bunnell Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Corporal William Lowe||Belle Terre Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Deputy David Agata||Old Kings Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Robin Towns||Rymfire Elementary Schoolemail@example.com|
|Deputy Erik Pedersen||Wadsworth Elementary Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Cory Petty||Buddy Taylor Middle Schoolemail@example.com|
|Deputy Samuel Cooper||Indian Trails Middle Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Christopher Alecrim||Flagler Palm Coast High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Deputy Jason Williams||Flagler Palm Coast High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Nicholas Champion||Matanzas High Schoolemail@example.com|
|Deputy John Landi||Matanzas High Schoolfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Ralph Lilavois||Imagineemail@example.com|
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.