The Sheriff's School Resource Unit is a cooperative effort between the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Board of Education.
There are twelve deputies and a supervisor servicing 52 schools and more than 42, 000 students. Each of the eleven high schools has a Resource Deputy, who is also responsible for the feeder middle school and elementary schools within their clusters. In 2009 Sheriff McBrayer assigned a K-9 deputy to the unit who is responsible for drug detection both inside and outside of the school property.
The primary duty of the School Resource Unit is to PROVIDE A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STUDENT AND A SAFE TEACHING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE TEACHER. The Unit will investigate criminal activity within the schools; assist with the enforcement of school regulations, present various instructions in law related areas. They also counsel with student and parents, mediate disputes between students and mentor students when asked.
Parents may reach the School Resource Officer assigned to their child’s school by calling the high school in your zoned area. The supervisor, Sgt. Sandra Holliday, can be reached by calling the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 770-957-0094.
Click here for Resource Deputy Assignments.