District News

SRO Update

Posted on: January 24, 2019

The Wilmington City School district is working strategically with the Wilmington Police Department and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department on a safety plan for our schools to address the recent staffing changes at the Wilmington Police Department. We understand the WPD’s need to temporarily re-assign the current School Resource Officer to ensure that minimum staffing for the agency is maintained at a safe level. In response to this change, the Sheriff’s Department will be providing an officer to serve Wilmington City Schools in the interim. In addition, WPD has committed to increasing their presence in all buildings within the District. This will provide on-duty WPD officers more opportunities to continue building strong relationships with students, staff, and administrators at WCS. The WPD is committed in the future to re-establishing their role in the School Resource Officer program.

Our ability as a community to bond together is what makes us strong. We are confident that each and every one of us will do our part to make sure all of our students will continue to learn in a safe environment. As always, we encourage everyone to keep open communication and report to law enforcement and school officials any potential safety concerns. Thank you for everyone’s participation in making Wilmington a great place to live and learn.