OCSO 2014 School Resource Officer of the Year

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Deputy James Reeves, left, is pictured with Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley.

He is always one of the first to step up to tackle projects and to share ideas that will benefit the SRO unit as a whole.

A few of his 2014 highlights include:

• Contacting a local doctor’s office to arrange free physicals for kids in need so they could attend Caruth Camp.

• Providing 99 hours of instruction as a teen driver instructor.

• Donating $100 of his own money for the “Cram the Canoe” campaign as well as a needed washer and dryer for the camp.

• Designing the SRO unit challenge coin

• Working during off-duty time to investigate a possible large party with planned underage drinking.

• Implementing a new gate system at the school to reduce skipping and truancy while establishing a safer traffic flow pattern.

• Achieving Florida Association of School Resource Officer Practitioner Certification.

• Achieving Florida SRO Specialist Certification

• Earning the fastest PAT test time of all school resource officers.

• Assisting in the development of operations plan templates for large events.

Deputy Reeves never complains about his workload and is always willing to take on new challenges. He’s a highly motivated team player who balances his responsibilities as a husband, father of three, and outstanding school resource officer.