The Paragould Police Department, through a memorandum of understanding with the Paragould School District, supplies six police officers to the district in the form of School Resource Officers.
Our current School Resource Officers assigned to the Paragould School District are seasoned officers, with many years in law enforcement under their belt. These officers are required by law to attend School Resource Officer specific training within eighteen months of being assigned to the school. In addition to the specialized training, they are also required to maintain continuing education hours to stay abreast of constantly changing laws and regulations in the fields of law enforcement and education.
School Resource Officers at present are: Corporal Stephen Pace, Corporal James Williams, Corporal Jeff Shirley, and Corporal Kenny Hall.