Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kim Lay has been named School Resource Officer of the Year for Anderson County Schools by The Education Foundation of Clinton City and Anderson County Schools.
Lay is a 16-year law enforcement veteran, and she has served as a school resource officer, or SRO, for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department for the last eight years.
“She is truly a dedicated, experienced law enforcement professional,” a press release said.
Lay teaches Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) in the Anderson County Schools, and she is also a “train-the-trainer” certifying other law enforcement officers to teach LEAD in their schools. She is the program administrator for the Tennessee Chapter of LEAD.
Lay currently is the first vice president of the Tennessee School Resource Officers Association and will assume the post of president in June, the press release said.
Lay is a national SRO practitioner through the National School Resource Officers Association. The National SRO Practitioner program was established as a way for NASRO, law enforcement agencies, and school districts to recognize officers who have excelled in the area of school-based policing, the press release said.
“The program seeks to distinguish those officers who are committed to serving our nation’s youth, along with the communities and schools they serve,” the release said.
“Congratulations to Deputy Kim Lay for being named SRO of the Year,” the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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