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
  • 301-392-7595 Office

PFC Lewis Payne #452
Cisco 156050
Thomas Stone High School
Dr. Mudd Elementary
Middleton Elementary

PFC Ron Walls #540
Cisco 158050
Westlake High School
Wade Elementary
Barnhart Elementary

PFC Melanie Tyner #455
Cisco 159050
North Point High School

PFC James Thompson #434
Cisco 140050
Davis Middle School
Diggs Elementary

PFC Sheilagh Cook #479
Cisco 133050
Hanson Middle School
Malcom Elementary
Ryon Elementary

PFC Tiffany Smith, #513
Cisco 139050
Mattawoman Middle School
Berry Elementary
Jenifer Elementary

PFC Amy Upshaw #436
Cisco 138050
Stoddard Middle School
Turner Elementary
Dr. Brown Elementary

Charles County – South

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

CPL Michael De Paulo #476
Cisco 154050
La Plata High School
Matula Elementary School
F.B. Gwynn Center

PFC Kurt Burger #475
Cisco 153050
Lackey High School
Gale-Bailey Elementary
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary

CPL Ray Anderson #422
Cisco 155050
McDonough High School
Craik Elementary
Stethem Educational Center

PFC David Snyder #346
Cisco 137050
Piccowaxen Middle School
Somers Middle School
Dr. Higdon Elementary School
Mitchell Elementary School
TC Martin Elementary School

CPL Kimberly Selkirk #320
Cisco 134050
Henson Middle School
JC Parks Elementary School

PFC Eugene Caballero #573
Cisco 136050
General Smallwood Middle School
Indian Head Elementary

PFC Patrick Mann #451
Cisco 160050
St Charles High School
Neal Elementary