Keeping Our Schools Safe

Since 2007, the City of Johnston has partnered with the Johnston Community School District to provide a full-time school resource officer (SRO). The purpose of the SRO position is to prevent school policy violations, criminal activity, and school violence. Currently, the district has two School Resource Officers with school-day presence in our buildings. In addition to providing safety and security within the buildings, both SROs also work at home athletic events.

Meet our SROs

School Resource OfficersOfficer Zach Grandon serves the elementary schools and Summit Middle School and teaches classes on safety to fifth and seventh grade students through the 411 program. It provides students with information on drug and alcohol safety, computer safety and privacy, and teaches students how to say no in uncomfortable situations.

Officer James Slack oversees safety at Johnston Middle School and Johnston High School. His duties range from hall patrol to student intervention, speaking in classes, and assisting administrators with student discipline, if needed.