School Resource Unit

Youth Outreach

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office and Charles County Public Schools work together to keep schools safe for students and to reinforce the importance of making good decisions.

The CCSO School Resource Unit assigns one officer to every high school and middle school in Charles County as part of an agreement with Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). The officers work closely with the administrative staff and teachers at their respective schools to enhance school safety and address security matters. The officers also develop strong rapports with students and present programs in class that encourage good decision making, build self-esteem, and teach students to be positive role models in the community. In the event of a disturbance at the school, the officers are able to quickly intervene. In addition to fulfilling their responsibilities at their respective high school or middle school, School Resource Unit officers also work with elementary schools to address security matters and present student programs.

The programs School Resource Unit officers present to CCPS students include Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) and Truth and Consequences. They help coordinate We Care, a program that has reduced teen traffic fatalities by using innovative methods to encourage young motorists to drive safely. Each summer, the officers also host a three-on-three basketball tournament, Badges for Baseball, a Just Say No camp and the Summer Youth Program. The School Resource Unit also operates a Student Crime Solvers program, which offers students an opportunity to receive reward money when the students anonymously submit information about crimes in schools. The program is offered in conjunction with Charles County Crime Solvers.

School Resource Unit officers build trust with their students, one of the most important components of the program. Students are able to confide in an officer when problems exist at home or at school, including bulleying. Students can also provide the officer with information about a crime, regardless of whether the crime occurred at the school.

School Resource Unit Assignments

Charles County – North

  • Supervisor: M/SGT Robert Vaughn #270
  • 301-392-7590 Office

PFC Lewis Payne #452
Thomas Stone High School (Main Office)
Dr. Mudd Elementary
Middleton Elementary

PFC Ron Walls #540
Westlake High School (Main Office)
Wade Elementary School
Barnhart Elementary School

CPL Paul Anderson #334
North Point High School (Main Office)

PO2 Melanie Tyner #455
John Hanson Middle School (Main Office)
Malcolm Elementary School
J.P. Ryon Elementary School

PFC. James Thompson #434
Davis Middle School (Main Office)
Diggs Elementary School

PFC Tiffany Smith, #513
Mattawoman Middle School (Main Office)
Berry Elementary School
Jenifer Elementary School

PFC. Amy Upshaw #436
Stoddard Middle School (Main Office)
Turner Elementary School
Dr. Brown Elementary School

Charles County – South

  • Supervisor: SGT William Welch #303
  • 301-392-7568 Office

Cpl Michael De Paulo #476
La Plata High School (Main Office)
Matula Elementary School
F.B. Gwynn Center

Pfc. Kurt Burger, #475
Henry E. Lackey High School (Main Office)
Gale-Bailey Elementary School
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School

PFC Sheilagh Cook, #479
McDonough High School (Main Office)
Craik Elementary School
Stethem Educational Center

PFC David Snyder #346
Piccowaxen Middle School (Main Office)
Dr. Higdon Elementary School

PFC David Snyder #346
Milton Somers Middle School (Main Office)
Mitchell Elementary School
TC Martin Elementary School

CPL. Kimberly Selkirk #320
Henson Middle School (Main Office)
JC Parks Elementary School

PFC. Eugene Caballero #573
General Smallwood Middle School (Main Office)
Indian Head Elementary School

Pfc. Patrick Mann #451
St Charles High School (Main Office)
Mary B Neal