Officer Lee Brown and Officer Jonathan M. Gill are always on guard and never surprised, but when prize patrol visits the two schools, they were shocked.
Thanks to students and staff writing letters, Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) awarded the two well-deserved officers of the school resource officer of the Year Award (SRO).
This is Officer Gill from Deer Park Middle Magnet School first time being awarded and Officer Brown from George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology ninth time being awarded.
The two officers were recognized for succeeding past the school's expectation by securing a safe learning environment and staying active in the school such as:
Officer First Class Lee Brown
- Mentor youth, and responding to conflicts
- Offered classroom presentations on bullying, robbery prevention, DUI/DWI consequences, and drug trends/awareness
- Involves himself fully in the life of the school, participating in open house events for freshman and the annual back to school night for all students
- Present at basketball games, dances, fashion shows, proms, and graduation
- Played a key role in ensuring that student walkouts (in response to school shootings around the nation) were safe
Officer First Class Jonathan M. Gill
- Teaches D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
- Coaches the girls’ basketball team (undefeated with a 12-0 record this year)
- Mentors the boys’ basketball coach
- Hosts daily lunch bunches with students to discuss their views and personal concerns
- Active supporter of the school’s PTA
- Led the Police Explorer Post at Precinct 2, mentoring young people interested in law enforcement careers