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School Resource Officer

Detective Michael Whitely

Detective Michael Whiteley is our School Resource Officer. Contact him at

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What is a School Resource Officer?

The school resource officer (SRO) is a member of the Bethlehem Town Police force assigned to be in the Middle School. The SRO interacts with students, collaborates with teachers and administrators, serves as a resource for parents and connects the school to the larger community. This partnership between the school district and the Bethlehem Police Department aims to promote more positive interaction with police officers and to help maintain a safe school environment conducive to learning.

Throughout the school year, the SRO gives presentations in many classrooms on different topics, including health classes regarding substance use/abuse and consequences; social studies classes regarding students' rights and the Bill of Rights; technology classes regarding Internet safety; and English classes regarding criminal investigations.

About Detective Michael Whiteley

The middle school's school resource office is Detective Michael Whiteley. A veteran of the Bethlehem Police Department, Whiteley is the former DARE officer for the Bethlehem and Ravena schools working with all 5th grade students.

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