Sheriff Deputy, Mansfield Sr Grad, Chosen As Crestview Resource Officer
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the Crestview Schools Board of Education have entered into an agreement with the Richland County Board of Commissioners to provide a full time School Resource Officer, (SRO). The deputy will be assigned to Crestview Schools for the 2019-2010 school year.
Crestview Schools will pay 100% of the deputy’s wages for the school year except when students are not in session. The Richland County Commissioners have agreed to pay for the deputy’s wages when not assigned to the school.
Superintendents from Crestview, Madison and Lucas schools interviewed Deputy Leslie E. Horner Jr. for the position. Superintendent Randy Dunlap selected Deputy Horner for the position as all three superintendents agreed that he would be a good fit for the position. Horner graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 2006 and enlisted with the United States Marine Corps that same year and remained enlisted for (8) years. He graduated from NCState Police Academy in May of 2018 and was hired by the Richland County Sheriff’s Office after his graduation.
The Sheriff’s Office has always had a great relationship with Superintendent Randy Dunlap and Crestview Schools. Deputy Kiener will continue to teach D.A.R.E. at Crestview.
There are now SROs at Madison and Crestview Schools. The Sheriff’s Office would like to see SROs in all county schools, under the Sheriff’s jurisdiction, in the near future.