FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MARYLAND

Sheriff Charles A. Jenkins

110 Airport Drive East

Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-2071

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301-600-1046

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SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program

Overview and Program History

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office placed its first School Resource Officers (SROs) in Frederick County Public Middle Schools on May 1st, 2000.  A United States Department of Justice Cops in Schools Grant was obtained to jump start the program. This grant enabled the Sheriff’s Office to hire 11 additional Deputies. The inaugural unit was supervised by a Sergeant with eight Deputies and two Corporals assigned to all 10 Frederick County Middle Schools.  In 2005, the Sheriff’s Office SRO Program was recognized as a Model Program by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO). In 2016, the SRO Program Supervisor was honored with a National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.


After nearly 20 years of operation, the program has adapted throughout the years. Based on program review, evaluation, and community input, our focus moved to high school populations. Currently, the program is structured with Deputies assigned to 10 Frederick County Public High Schools.  With the high school as a base, Sheriff’s Office SROs provide service and a roving presence to the feeder middle and elementary schools outside of areas covered by municipal police departments. The City of Frederick also provides School Resource Officers that work with schools located within the municipal boundaries of the City of Frederick.  

 
With the Maryland Safe to Learn Act signed into law by Governor Hogan in April of 2018, more changes are anticipated for School Resource Officer programs across the state. The long and successful history of the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer program ensures that it will be prepared for future challenges.  

Current Program Operation

The School Resource Officer program assigns law enforcement officers in designated Frederick County High Schools and school feeders with the goal of creating and maintaining a safe, secure, and orderly learning environment for students and faculty members. 

FCSO School Resource Deputies:

1.) Are the primary law enforcement officer for their assigned schools, investigating and handling crimes that occur inside of the schools and on the school's property.

2.) Serve as the primary liaison between the Sheriff’s Office and the school's faculty, students and parents.

3.) Act as positive role models who at times function as teachers of law related topics, and counselors providing guidance related to law enforcement issues.

4.) Do not enforce routine school rules and are not involved in routine school discipline.

meet our sro's

Years in Law Enforcement: 19

Years in SRO Program: 3

301-600-2529

Commander

Lt. Mike Easterday

Years in Law Enforcement: 14

Years in SRO Program: 1

301-600-6493

Supervisor

Sgt. David Keefer

Years in Law Enforcement: 18

Years in SRO Program: 6

Supervises: DFC Barrera, DFC Ryley,                  DFC  Turner, DFC Smothers

301-600-4008

Supervisor

Cpl. Taylor Angleberger

Years in Law Enforcement: 16

Years in SRO Program: 3

Supervises: DFC Sidow, DFC Herrmann,       DFC Mostoller, DFC Jones, DFC Holland,  DFC Stocks

301-600-6488

Supervisor

Cpl. Marc Linehan

Years in Law Enforcement: 4

Years in SRO Program: First Year

Assignment: Tuscarora High School, Ballenger Creek Middle School, Ballenger Creek Elementary School, Tuscarora Elementary School, Orchard Grove Elementary School, Carroll Manor Elementary School, Carroll Creek Montessori

301-600-3624

School Resource Officer

DFC Randy Barrera

Years in Law Enforcement: 18

Years in SRO Program: 8

Assignment: Linganore High School, New Market Middle School, New Market Elementary School, Liberty Elementary School

301-600-4019

School Resource Officer

DFC Ted Mostoller

Years in Law Enforcement: 28

Years in SRO Program: 17

Assignment: Urbana High School, Urbana Middle School, Windsor Knolls Middle School, Urbana Elementary School, Centerville Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Kemptown Elementary School

301-600-3622

School Resource Officer

DFC Allen Herrmann

Years in Law Enforcement: 17

Years in SRO Program: 10

Assignment: Walkersville High School, Walkersville Middle School, Walkersville Elementary School, Glade Elementary School, Woodsboro Elementary School, New Midway Elementary School

301-600-7186

School Resource Officer

DFC Teresa Holland

Years in Law Enforcement: 16

Years in SRO Program: 9

Assignment: Oakdale High School, Oakdale Middle School, Oakdale Elementary School, Deer Crossing Elementary School, Spring Ridge Elementary

301-600-6487

School Resource Officer

DFC Harold Jones

Years in Law Enforcement: 13

Years in SRO Program: 3

Assignment: Frederick High School, Crestwood Middle School, Yellow Springs Elementary School

301-600-7121

School Resource Officer

DFC Dan Ryley

Years in Law Enforcement: 17

Years in SRO Program: 6

Assignment: Urbana High School, Urbana Middle School, Windsor Knolls Middle School, Urbana Elementary School, Centerville Elementary School, Green Valley Elementary, Kemptown Elementary School

301-600-6064

School Resource Officer

DFC Andy Sidow

Years in Law Enforcement: 32

Years in SRO Program: 22

Assignment: Middletown High School, Middletown Middle School, Middletown Elementary School, Middletown Primary School, Myersville Elementary School, Wolfsville Elementary School, Valley Elementary School

301-600-7138

School Resource Officer

DFC Andy Smothers

Years in Law Enforcement: 19

Years in SRO Program: 9

Assignment: Catoctin High School, Emmitsburg Elementary School, Sabillasville Elementary School, Lewistown Elementary School

301-600-3896

School Resource Officer

DFC Brian Stocks

Years in Law Enforcement: 6

Years in SRO Program: 2

Assignment: Thomas Johnson High School

301-600-3615

School Resource Officer

DFC Dustin Turner

Partner agencies

The following local jurisdictions provide School Resource Officer's or primary service to these schools:

Thurmont Police Department

Thurmont Primary School

Thurmont Elementary School 

Thurmont Middle School

Brunswick Police Department

Brunswick Elementary School

Brunswick Middle School

Brunswick High School

Mount Airy Police Department

Twin Ridge Elementary School

Frederick Police Department 

Lincoln Elementary School

Parkway Elementary School

Monocacy Elementary School

North Frederick Elementary School

Rock Creek Elementary School

Waverly Elementary School

Butterfly Elementary School

Whittier Elementary School

Hillcrest Elementary School

West Frederick Middle School

Monocacy Middle School

Thomas Johnson Middle School

Success School

Frederick County Career & Technology Center

Classical Charter

Montessori Day School

Heather Ridge School