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Photo of School Resource Officer Danielle Moore.Baltimore County Police Officer Danielle Moore has been recognized by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) with the 2020 NASRO Floyd Ledbetter National School Resource Officer of the Year award.

Officer Moore, nominated by her peers, supervisors and school faculty, is recognized as  an SRO who has made significant contributions to Baltimore County and Overlea High School, where she is assigned.

Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt said, "It is truly an honor to have an SRO of the Baltimore County Police Department selected for  national recognition for her dedication and commitment to students, staff and the community. Officer Danielle Moore exemplifies being a positive role model by building strong relationships, ensuring safety on school grounds and in the community, and volunteering her time to extracurricular school activities. Her passion and love for the students and staff at Overlea High School shine in all aspects of her job."

"We are honored to present Officer Danielle Moore of the Baltimore County Police Department with the NASRO Floyd Ledbetter School Resource Officer of the Year Award," said Mo Canady, Executive Director of NASRO.  "It is apparent that she demonstrates the SRO Triad Concept in serving as a coach and mentor, educator, and law enforcement officer while seeking opportunities to serve her school community.  It is our privilege to bestow this honor to one who exemplifies the title of school resource officer so well." 

Officer Moore began her career as a police officer with the Baltimore City Police Department in 2007. She lateraled to the Baltimore County Police Department in 2012 where she worked as a patrol officer until she became a School Resource Officer in 2018 and was assigned to Overlea High School.

Officer Moore is the lead mentor and co-facilitator of the I.T. G.I.R.L.S. of Overlea High School, which stands for Inspiring True Girl-power through Integrity, Respect, Leadership and Sophistication and is a mentoring program designed to help young women. She has received training from the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) which equips officers to successfully deal with someone in a mental health crisis and provides alternative methods to peacefully deal with the individual.

About NASRO and the SRO Program

NASRO is a not-for-profit organization with a commitment to school safety. They are an organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working as partners to protect schools and their students, faculty and staff members, and their school community.

The goal of the NASRO and SRO programs is to provide safe learning environments, valuable resources to school staff members, foster a positive relationship with students and develop strategies to resolve problems that affect our youth with the goal of protecting all children, so they can reach their fullest potential.

Award Presentation

Officer Moore will be presented with her award at the virtual 30th Annual NASRO School Safety Conference in early August in Orlando, Florida. She will be recorded receiving her award during opening ceremonies to be viewed online by conference attendees on August 5.

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) presented awards yesterday during its annual School Safety Conference, honoring Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan with the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award.

The Safe Schools Leadership Award is presented to individuals who are willing to support and further develop the SRO partnership and who exemplify leadership, innovation, dedication and proactive measures to enhance the safety of the school community.

In 1997, Chief Sheridan was the first police chief in the Baltimore-Washington region to implement a School Resource Officer program. Under the Chief’s guidance, Baltimore County has one the largest and most successful SRO Programs in the country.  In 2004 the Baltimore County SRO Program received NASRO’s Model Agency Award.

Also recognized at the ceremony were Officer Timothy Fiedler and Officer Gregory Suber as 2017 recipients of the Regional Exceptional Service Award. The Exceptional Service Award is presented to individuals who exemplify continuous and sustained service to the school community. These individuals go above and beyond what is expected of an SRO or school staff member.

Officer Fiedler has served Towson High School for nearly 15 years.

Principal Charlene DiMino writes:
 
"Officer Fiedler has an 'open door' policy with regards to student seeking his assistance. He has been approached by students with information regarding crimes, individuals seeking assistance with personal matters, and student interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. With every request, Officer Fiedler gives freely of his time and always offers students the option of follow up meetings."

Officer Suber has been a police officer for more than 25 years and has always been committed to our youth.
 
Student David Hutch writes:

"Officer Suber is very supportive at Loch Raven Academy. No matter what path you choose for high school or athletics you know Officer Suber will be right there next to you. In times of doubt Officer Suber can’t let you fall because he wants what’s best for you, and wants to see you grow as a scholar, athlete and a person. You can trust that he won’t let you go down the wrong path. Through inspiration Officer Suber will be there for you. He is a mentor at Loch Raven Academy and helps keep us focused."

About NASRO

NASRO is a nonprofit organization for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators, and school security and safety professionals working as partners to protect students, school faculty and staff, and the schools they attend. NASRO is located in Hoover, Alabama, and it was established in 1991.

 
 
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