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Baltimore County Police officer receives National School Resource Officer of the Year award

Posted at 12:18 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 12:18:25-04

TOWOSN, Md — A Baltimore County Police Officer has been awarded the prestigious Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year award.

Danielle Moore was nominated by her peers, supervisors and school faculty, for her significant contributions to Overlea High School.

"It is truly an honor to have an SRO of the Baltimore County Police Department selected for national recognition for her dedication and commitment to students, staff and the community. Officer Danielle Moore exemplifies being a positive role model by building strong relationships, ensuring safety on school grounds and in the community, and volunteering her time to extracurricular school activities. Her passion and love for the students and staff at Overlea High School shine in all aspects of her job," said Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt.

Moore joined Baltimore County's force in 2012, after spending the first five years of her career in law enforcement with the Baltimore CIty Police Department. She's been assigned to Overlea High since 2018, when she first became an SRO.

One of her functions at the school is to be the lead mentor and co-facilitator of the I.T. G.I.R.L.S. program, which stands for Inspiring True Girl-power through Integrity, Respect, Leadership and Sophistication, which aims to help young women.

Moore will be presented with her award at the virtual 30th Annual NASRO School Safety Conference on August 5 in Orlando, Florida.

Meanwhile an awards ceremony will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. outside the Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education, on Charles Street in Towson.

We here at WMAR-2 News congratulate officer Moore on her amazing accomplishment.