National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Today, on National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, the City of Belen takes a moment to extend our deepest gratitude to the dedicated people who serve as our School Resource Officers (SROs). These remarkable officers play an invaluable role in safeguarding our schools and nurturing a secure environment for our students to thrive.

In Belen, our SROs are more than just officers; they are mentors, allies, and trusted members of our educational community. Their commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is unwavering, and their presence offers reassurance to both students and staff alike.

Every day, our SROs demonstrate professionalism, compassion, and vigilance in their duties. They work tirelessly to prevent potential threats, diffuse conflicts, and build positive relationships with students. Beyond their role in law enforcement, they serve as positive role models, offering guidance and support to those in need.

As we celebrate National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day, let us take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for the selfless service of our SROs. Their unwavering commitment to protecting our schools and nurturing our students is truly commendable and deserving of recognition.

To our School Resource Officers in Belen, Sgt. Sarah Martinez, Officer Pedro Chavez, and Officer Justin Barba, we extend our heartfelt thanks for your tireless efforts, your unwavering dedication, and your profound impact on our community. You are the guardians of safety and support, and we are grateful for all that you do.

Thank you for your service.