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School Resource Deputy enhances relationships, emergency preparedness at Hermon-DeKalb

School Resource Deputy enjoying lunch with student

The Hermon-DeKalb Central School District has chosen to work with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department to bring a School Resource Deputy to the district for the 2022-23 school year.

In August 2022, the Hermon-DeKalb Central School District Board of Education formally selected Deputy Patrick Chapman to serve as School Resource Deputy. Deputy Chapman has worked in law enforcement for approximately two years and is excited about working at Hermon-DeKalb each day in this new role.

School Resource Deputy reads to students in classroom

Deputy Chapman’s assignment includes the responsibility of being the first line of defense in the event of an emergency at the school. In addition to emergency preparedness, Deputy Chapman is also focused on forming positive relationships with students, serving as a mentor to many of them.

During the first few months of the school year, Deputy Chapman has played an active role in getting to know the students at each grade level.

“We are thrilled to welcome Deputy Chapman to Hermon-DeKalb this school year,” said Superintendent Mark White. “He is a valuable asset, and we are grateful for his presence in our school community.”

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