By: Alia Spring
Chief Donald C. Cudmore of Georgetown, Mass., announced that the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program is returning to Georgetown Public Schools, and Officer Taylor Ford has been selected to serve as the new SRO.
Officer Ford joined the Georgetown Police Department in 2015. As a School Resource Officer, she will be primarily responsible for safety planning and training for all students and faculty, organizing teaching programs and serving as a liaison between the department and all three Georgetown schools.
“Officer Ford has the skill set necessary to ensure the well-being of students and faculty, and also the skills to form meaningful connections with those in the school community,” said Chief Cudmore. “She is a perfect fit for this position and I am so excited that we have the opportunity to continue the SRO program this year.”
Officer Ford has a passion for animals and spends her spare time volunteering with Northeast Canine, a nonprofit organization that trains Great Danes to become service dogs. She also is a certified communications dispatcher.
The SRO program was temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and limited department resources.