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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.

Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school yesterday morning.

Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road, 21234, after he began punching a teacher in the face. Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

booking photo of Geronimo Harding

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through September.

The opening segment focuses on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Sergeant Anissa Watkins, of the Safe Schools Section, discusses the key role that SROs play in maintaining a safe learning environment, providing valuable resources to school staff members, and fostering positive relationships with students. She also provides school safety tips.

The topics of the second segment are traffic and pedestrian safety. Officer Cynthia Spriggs, of the Traffic Resource Management Section, talks about how we can reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities, especially as children head back to school. She also explains the important role that school crossing guards have in safely getting students to and from school, and provides information on penalties for driving past a stopped school bus with its red signal turned on.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Revised June 27, 2017