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 Section 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 Section officers also work with elementary schools to address security matters and present student programs.

The programs School Resource Section 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 Section 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 Section 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 bullying. Students can also provide the officer with information about a crime, regardless of whether the crime occurred at the school.

School Resource Section Assignments

To contact your School Resource Officer, call 301-609-3282, then enter “0” followed by the Officer’s three-digit ID number, which is listed below with their names.

Charles County – North

Supervisor: SGT Paul Anderson #334
301-392-7595 Office

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

PFC Shawn Joffe #608
Westlake High School
William B. Wade Elementary School
Barnhart Elementary School

Cpl. Tiffany Smith #513
North Point High School
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School

Cpl. James Thompson #434
St. Charles High School
Mary B. Neal Elementary School

Cpl. Christopher Curtis #527
Davis Middle School
William A. Diggs Elementary School

Cpl. Melanie Tyner #455
John Hanson Middle School
Malcom Elementary School
J.P. Ryon Elementary School

Cpl. Stefan Hillman #607
Benjamin Stoddert Middle School
Eva Turner Elementary School
Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School

PFC Sterlin Douglas #658
Mattawoman Middle School
Berry Elementary School

Cpl. Jen Brown #602
Criminal Justice Program Instructor (North Point High School)

Charles County – South

Supervisor: SGT Paul Morgan #538
301-392-7568 Office

Cpl. Kurt Burger #475
La Plata High School
Mary H. Matula Elementary School
F.B. Gwynn Center

Cpl. James Plunkett #469
Henry E. Lackey High School
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School

PFC Brock Virts #504
Maurice J. McDonough High School
Dr. James Craik Elementary School

PFC Stephen Duley #494
Milton M. Somers Middle School
Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School
T.C. Martin Elementary School

M/Cpl. Ray Anderson #422
Matthew Henson Middle School
JC Parks Elementary School

PFC Eugene Caballero #573
Piccowaxen Middle School
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School

Cpl. Sheilagh Cook #479
General Smallwood Middle School
Indian Head Elementary School
Gale-Bailey Elementary School

PFC Robert Ondrish #636
Robert D. Stethem Educational Center

PFC Gregory Cook #580
Billingsley Elementary School