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Parents, Guardians, and Students,

My name is Deputy Ryan Martin. I am the School Resource Officer (SRO) at White House Middle School. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you this year.

I was born and raised in East Tn. and graduated from McMinn County High School in 2007. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies (K-6) and a minor in Music from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville in 2011. I also hold a teaching license in K-6 elementary education. I met my wife, Natalie, while in school and we moved to Hendersonville in 2012 so she could complete her Bachelor of Music Education. I began working for the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office in April of 2013 and graduated from the TN Law Enforcement Training Academy that August. I started as an SRO the same year. Our daughter and first child, Annie, was born in May 2016. I am an Eagle Scout and love to work outdoors. Camping, hunting, and fishing are some of my favorite activities.

A School Resource Officer (SRO) is a law enforcement officer who is assigned to either an elementary, middle, or high school. The main goal of the SRO is to prevent juvenile delinquency by promoting positive relations between youth and law enforcement.  The SRO position encompasses three major components which allow the SRO to achieve this goal: law enforcement, education, and counseling.  These three components allow the SRO to take a proactive approach to law enforcement.  SRO's are not just "cops" on campus.  SRO's provide all law enforcement duties on their campus.  They educate the students by teaching law related classes and other related subjects in the classrooms and counsel both students and parents on various topics.  The SRO becomes involved in the students' lives as a positive role model.  The intent is that the positive experiences students have with the SRO will bridge the gap between juveniles and law enforcement, and in doing so, help prevent juvenile crime.

As the SRO for your school this year, my focus will be on overall school safety as well as guidance and mentoring for the students, faculty, and staff. I have an open-door policy. Please feel free to stop by or call me if you have any questions or concerns

Once again, I am very excited to begin working with you and the students and hope to have a great year.

Sincerely,

Deputy Ryan Martin, SRO

Sumner County Sheriff’s Office

White House Middle Office- 615.672.4379 ext. 20826

Sheriff’s Office- 615.452.2616 ext. 1705

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