Stagebarn Middle School displays new school resource officer vehicle
SUMMERSET, S.D. – Stagebarn Middle School in Summerset has a new addition to the halls and the streets.
Patrol Officer Brandy Palmer with the Summerset Police Department says she’s excited to start the school year in her new role as the sole school resource officer, and being a counselor and mentor for kids.
The SRO position was created last year when the school officially opened. The vehicle is not new to the PD. Palmer says the unit was pulled from the fleet and wrapped in a custom design by the ‘In-School Suspension’ Coordinator.
The design features the school’s mascot, a stallion, and on the hood is a photo of Palmer with a student, holding hands. Palmer says the design speaks to her goal of tying law enforcement and the community together.
Students at Stagebarn begin their first day of school on Thursday.