Brookfield students arriving for their first day of classes at Brookfield High School (BHS) and Whisconier Middle School (WMS) were greeted by their teachers and administrators as well as two new additions to the schools: School Resource Officers (SROs).
With the completion of the initial and advanced programs, Quintard was assigned to BHS and Flynn to WMS.
“They spent last week getting to know their assigned schools and were present today to welcome students on the first day of classes,” Brookfield police Maj. Jay Purcell said Monday.
The SROs will be in full uniform while working at the schools and will participate in a wide range of programs within each school, including some instructional responsibility, counseling and security planning, Purcell said.
The department will also be hiring two new patrol officers to fill the void left by Flynn and Quintard. Those hires are expected to occur sometime in October, according to Purcell.
To compensate, Brookfield Youth Officer Gary Gramling will have an increased presence at Center Elementary School (CES) and Huckleberry Hill Elementary School (HHES), as well at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.
“Gramling will be in the schools regularly,” Purcell said, noting that Officer Gramling will conduct safety programs and “work with the building principal and staff on matters of mutual concern, including security.”
Gramling will also be working closely with Flynn and Quintard in their roles at the middle and high schools, and will be involved with all cases involving local youth.