Rock Hill Schools is proud to announce Sgt. Mike Johnson as the South Carolina School Resource Officer of the year. Sgt. Johnson has served with the Rock Hill Police department for 12 years and is the supervisor over SROs in the district who work with RHPD.
The award brings together SROs from the state who have exemplified excellence in their field. “Sgt. Johnson has taken the entire SRO program to the next level,” said the Rock Hill Schools Director of Risk, Security and Emergency Management Kevin Wren. “He puts kids first in any decision, and he pushes his officers to always make the right choice for the kids as well.”
He works closely with students at ATC, Dutchman Creek Middle School, Northwestern High School, Rawlinson Road Middle School, Saluda Trail Middle School, Sullivan Middle School and South Pointe High School.
In an effort to continually improve the SRO program, Sgt. Johnson has worked with Winthrop University professor Brad Tripp to research the program and explore ways to make Rock Hill schools safer for everyone.
Chief of Police Chris Watts stated that Johnson is passionate about the job and it shows in the way he interacts with the kids and the school district. “We are proud of him and this accomplishment,” said Watts. “He is well deserving.”
Rock Hill Mayor John Gettys added, “He has used his talents to make this city a better place for more people.”
Sgt. Johnson was recognized on Thursday June 14, 2018 at the South Carolina Association of School Resource Officers conference in Myrtle Beach.