By Torrie Osbon
Metcalfe County Schools now have three full-time police officers patrolling the hallways.
The district hired Delaney Wilson as its third resource officer earlier this month. He joins current SROs Michael Taylor and Adam Avery.
Wilson retired from the Edmonton Police Department in 2016. He returned to EPD and served as chief of police for the next seven years.
“Earlier in my career, I worked as a part-time school resource officer in Metcalfe County, and it was truly a rewarding experience,” Wilson said. “I hope to positively influence our youth and help them navigate any obstacles they may encounter. The SRO program is a great opportunity to nurture the relationship between police and the community.”
Metcalfe County Schools established its own police department in 2018. Four years later, Kentucky passed a law requiring at least one SRO to serve on every school campus.
Superintendent Josh Hurt said, “Safety is a top priority at Metcalfe County Schools, and we are very excited to be able to add someone with Ofc. Wilson’s caliber to our team. He has had a wonderful career in law enforcement, and I’m sure he will be a positive influence on the students and families of Metcalfe County Schools.”
All three SROs are graduates of Metcalfe County High School. While Wilson will serve primarily at the middle school, Avery at the high school, and Taylor at the elementary school, all three SROs will work together to ensure the safety of all Metcalfe County students and staff.