Hello, everyone. I hope this message finds you well and in harmony with the world around you. I am pleased to say that the Salt River Police Department (SRPD) School Resource Officer (SRO) Unit and the Salt River Explorers have been involved in several Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community events this spring. From the Walk for O'odham-Piipaash to the grand opening of the new Talking Stick Resort, we are grateful to be included and contribute to all the special occasions here in the Community.
As we answer the call to service, we look ahead to the future, specifically the graduation ceremonies at Salt River Elementary and Salt River High School. The month of May holds special meaning for those students who have earned their way to a promotion to junior high and to those who have earned their high school diploma. The SRO Unit would like to acknowledge our students and their accomplishments throughout this school year; we encourage you to continue your education, as education builds skill sets and your bright futures!
I would like to especially thank the graduating class of Salt River High School. They have made my experience as a first-year School Resource Officer a memorable one. I wish them the best of luck as they begin their new journey. A world of new challenges awaits them, and I trust they have been prepared to meet those challenges and do wonderful things in the years ahead.
The SRO Unit would also like to acknowledge the staff members of the Early Childhood Education Center, Salt River Elementary and Salt River High School. On behalf of the SRO Unit, I say thank you for taking the responsibility of guiding and educating our students and making our schools a pleasant place to be.
As the school year comes to an end, I encourage parents to involve their children and young adults in the various programs our Community has to offer and to stay active during the summer months. One program that is available is our SRPD Police Explorers Program for youth ages 14 to 20. If you have any questions about the Explorers Program, please call the SRPD at (480) 850-8200 and ask for me or Officer States.
Again, congratulations to all our students. Be safe and have a great summer.
Be safe and always buckle up your children!