Hollister School Resource Officer (SRO), Bret Taylor, was deputized last week by the Taney County Sheriff’s Office.
Taylor who is a Police Officer with the City of Hollister, at times has a need to visit the home of a Hollister student as part of his SRO duties. Those visits can lead him outside of the City of Hollister and therefore out of his jurisdiction.
Assistant Superintendent of District Operations, Dr. Sean Woods, approached Taney County Sheriff, Brad Daniels, to inquire about the possibility of commissioning SRO Taylor as a Taney County Deputy. “To me, it just made sense,” stated Sheriff Daniels. “Officer Taylor’s work at the school requires him to go outside his jurisdiction on many occasions in order to conduct follow up investigations. In the past, it has required that we send a Deputy along with him. Now that won’t be necessary. The county will also benefit because Officer Taylor will be another person we have available to pull in if we have an emergency that requires additional manpower. I believe it is a win/win situation for both organizations. ”