Philomath High School graduate Brittney Crocker will be moving into a new role in Dallas on Sept. 1 as a school resource officer.

Brittney Crocker (Photo courtesy of Dallas School District)

Crocker, daughter of Diane and Mike Crocker, graduated with Philomath High’s Class of 2008. She’s currently a Dallas Police Department senior officer. She has two children.

Funding for the re-establishment of a school resource officer resulted from a recent agreement between the city and the school district to split the cost of the position. A school resource officer was last employed in the Dallas School District in 2009. The position was left on the cutting room floor with budget cuts that year.

“I am looking forward to building positive relationships with students, district staff and community members and working hard to foster and maintain a safe educational environment,” Crocker said in a press release.

Crocker earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Southern Oregon University and went to work for the Philomath School District as a middle school media assistant while coaching seventh-grade basketball. She moved into the job of police officer at Toledo in 2013.

In 2016, Crocker headed to Dallas where she serves as a field training officer, drug recognition expert and now, school resource officer.

Brittney was a little before my time covering the high school but I do remember her being a part of the middle school’s Veterans Day program with other family members in 2018.

When her job begins, she’ll have a presence in all of the district’s schools with a focus at the elementary grade levels.

(Brad Fuqua is publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He can be reached at News@PhilomathNews.com).

Brad Fuqua, Philomath News

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.