School Resource Officers
Ensuring school safety is our highest priority. Our main mission is to provide a school environment that is free of crime, the fear of crime, intimidation and disorder, so that school administration and students can achieve their education goals without distraction. The School Resource Officer (SRO) works closely with school staff, students and parents and are included in every major discussion related to school safety and disorder. The primary activities of the SRO are problem solving, education, mentorship, and crime prevention.
Martin Police Department’s School Resource Officer program works under the philosophy of the Triad Concept. The triad concept divides the SRO’s responsibilities into three areas: Teacher, Counselor, and Law Enforcement Officer. By training law enforcement to educate, counsel, and protect our school communities, we continue to lead by example and promote a positive image of law enforcement to our youth.
School Resource Officer – Jason Arant
Jason worked for the police department from 1992-1993 as a communications officer. In August 1997 he returned to the police department as a patrol officer after serving four years’ active duty in the United States Air Force. In July of 2004 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. In August of 2011 Jason transferred to the position of School Resource Officer at Westview High School. Jason attended police academy training at Walter State Community College in Greenville, TN and graduated in November 1997. He had received training in several areas including: Domestic Violence Instructor, Officer Survival School, Leadership and Liability, Instructor Development, ALICE Instructor, RAIDER Solo Engagement Instructor, and Hostage Negotiations. Jason is a Martin native, graduated from Westview as well as holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Bethel University.
School Resource Officer – Adam Stringer
Adam Stringer has worked for the Martin Police Department since 2013. He is currently the School Resource Officer for Martin Primary School. He has received training from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. He received a B.S. in criminology from the University of LaVerne.
School Resource Officer – Jimmy Brown
Jimmy has worked for the Police Department since December 2014. His career in public service began as an emergency medical technician with the Weakley County Ambulance Service. He then served as a firefighter/E.M.T. with the Martin Fire Department. During that time, he was a medic with the Martin Police Department Special Response Team. He is currently the SRO at Martin Middle School. Jimmy graduated from Obion County Central High School in 1990.
School Resource Officer – Cody Stewart
Cody has worked for the Martin Police Department since January 2014. December 2018 he was hired as the School Resource Officer for Martin Primary School. He has completed the Basic NCIC certification course. He has received training in the following areas: Active shooter, Hostage Negotiation, Denise Amber Lee, Suicidal caller, Domestic abuse, and other courses. He is a 2007 graduate of Westview High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin.