The City of Dixon is proud to announce the appointment of Officer Chris Kerner as the new full-time School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to all schools within the City. In his "freshman" year in this crucial assignment, Officer Kerner is eager to serve and protect the educational community, embodying a commitment to safety, mentorship, and positive relationship-building.
School Resource Officers play an essential role in our schools, fostering a safe and secure learning environment. Their presence not only contributes to campus security but also provides educational support, bridging the gap between law enforcement and the youth. SROs enhance the connection between students, faculty, and local law enforcement, promoting a spirit of collaboration and understanding.
The partnership between the City of Dixon and the Dixon Unified School District (DUSD) has historically been a resounding success. This collaboration has resulted in enhanced safety protocols, student engagement, and community trust. Officer Kerner's appointment strengthens this partnership even further, signaling a continued commitment to nurturing a positive and secure atmosphere in all Dixon schools.
Officer Kerner expressed his enthusiasm for his new role. Chief Robert Thompson said, "We are excited to have someone of Chris’s caliber in our department and in our schools. He is proud to begin his assignment in Dixon as our new School Resource Officer. This role offers a unique opportunity to interact with our young people, providing support and guidance as they grow. We are excited to see Chris continue to build and develop this important program."
The City of Dixon, along with DUSD, welcomes Officer Kerner to his new assignment with great anticipation. His dedication to duty, coupled with his passion for community engagement, ensures that the tradition of success within our schools will continue to flourish.
For more information about Officer Kerner's appointment or the School Resource Officer program, please contact Madeline Graf at (707) 678-7000 x 1125.