Sometimes you can do the most good right in your own backyard. That’s exactly what one Tavares Police Officer discovered when Lake County Schools set out to improve the safety of its schools.
Tavares Police Department stepped up to assist and added an officer at Tavares Elementary School. Officer Melissa Robinson, 32, a Eustis native and mother of four, became the school’s first resource officer and welcomed the young students back to school last week.
Robinson began her career in law enforcement in 2005 at age 19 after graduating from Eustis High School the previous year. She has been with TPD since 2013 with various duties including road patrol, traffic, investigations, and SRO.
Robinson is excited to work with children and to provide them a safe environment, as well as someone to look up to.
This year Lake County Schools, with assistance from Lake County Sheriffs Office and local police departments, have added SROs in local elementary schools in addition to middle schools and high schools.
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