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 – 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 – Zack Branson
Zach has worked for the Martin Police Department since October 2021. He is currently attending the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, and after graduation will be the School Resource Officer at the Martin Primary School. He is a native of Martin and graduated from Westview High School.
School Resource Officer – Cody Stewart
Cody Cody has worked for the Martin Police Department since 2014. Cody started as a 911 dispatcher and moved into a School Resource Officer role in 2018. Cody completed the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy class 1863. Cody has attended and completed multiple classes such as hostage negotiation, active shooter, and Denise Amber Lee. Cody is a 2007 graduate from Westview High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin. Cody transitioned to our patrol division in 2021.