Enhancing Safety | Preserving the Learning Environment

As the Chief of Police of Middlebury Community Schools, it is imperative that I emphasize the critical role of our School Resource Officers (SROs) in ensuring the safety and security of our students and staff members on a daily basis.

Our SROs serve as a vital link between law enforcement and the educational community, fostering positive relationships, trust, and open communication. They are not merely officers stationed within schools; they are dedicated professionals who are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where learning can thrive.

Each day, our SROs prioritize the safety and well-being of every student and staff member. They proactively patrol school grounds, monitor entrances and exits, and collaborate with school administrators to identify and address potential security threats. Additionally, they are trained to respond swiftly and effectively to any emergencies or incidents that may arise, ensuring a rapid and coordinated response to protect lives and maintain order.

Furthermore, our SROs serve as mentors, role models, and trusted confidants for students, offering guidance, support, and encouragement to help them navigate challenges and make positive choices. By building strong relationships with students, our SROs not only enhance safety but also contribute to the overall well-being and success of our school community.

In essence, the safety of our students and staff is a top priority for me and my department, and our SROs play a pivotal role in upholding this commitment. I have full confidence in their dedication, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to ensuring that our schools remain safe havens for learning and growth.


Adrian D. Pettis Sr/Chief of Police