The Delta Police Department is proud to introduce Officer James (JR) Reece Jr. as the new school resource officer (SRO) for the Delta Police Department.
The new position is jointly funded through the City of Delta and Delta County Joint School District #50.
Officer Reece started his law enforcement career with the Delta County Sheriff's Office as a detentions deputy in 2004. He continued his career with the Delta County Sheriff's Office as a patrol deputy until March 2014, when he moved to the Delta Police Department. At the DPD, he has served as a detective, field training officer and patrol officer for the past five years. Officer Reece is also a certified trainer in the ALICE program.
From early in his career, Reece said he wanted to work with kids -- he just didn't know in what capacity. "I'm excited and grateful the chief and the school district were able to come together and create this position," he said.
Officer Reece has lived in Delta for most of his life. He attended elementary, middle and high school in Delta until the middle of his freshman year. He is married and has two children who attend Delta High School. His wife Cheri is employed at the Delta High School as the school's registrar.
Officer Reece will be assigned to all schools within the City of Delta. His duties will include school safety programs, criminal investigations in the schools and mentoring of the students. Officer Reece will be attending the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) basic SRO school in July. His duties will begin in mid-April for the remainder of this school year, and resume at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.
"I'm going to try to split my time among the schools as evenly as possible," he said. "For the most part, I feel our schools are safe; a dedicated SRO will just make them that much safer."