My name is Bill West and I am a Sergeant with the Sheriff’s Dept. I have been employed since 1984 and was assigned as a School Resource Officer in 1993. Before becoming an S.R.O. I had been assigned to the Patrol Division, Detective and Narcotics Divisions and was a member of the F.A.S.T. (tactical) team.
My first 9 years as an SRO, I was assigned to Central Middle School and thoroughly enjoyed my role in working with students, their families and teachers. I am currently assigned to Browns Chapel Elementary School and enjoy the K-5 setting. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) as the Region 6 director. My duties as regional director involve liaison with members in Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.
I believe strongly in the youth of today and even though “times have changed”, I still believe that our children are doing well. There are different challenges and as adults in their lives we have a great responsibility to mentor them and help them grow in to responsible adults.