Thursday, October 12, 2023

Schools welcome new police resource officer

Northville Township Police Ofc. Robert McFadden has been appointed as the School Resource Officer (SRO) in partnership with the Northville Public Schools district.

 McFadden served as a deputy sheriff in Washtenaw County for more than five years before joining the Northville department. During his tenure there, “he demonstrated a strong commitment to youth programs, further solidifying his qualifications for this crucial position within our school community,” school officials said.

McFadden officially assumed his responsibilities as an SRO Sept. 25 and is now stationed at Meads Mill Middle School. He has the capacity to provide support and coverage to any of the Northville Public Schools facilities within Northville Township, according to a statement from the school administration.

“This addition to the Northville Public Schools' SRO team marks a significant step towards enhancing the positive presence of law enforcement within our educational institutions. McFadden, along with Ofc. Michael Brown, who has been serving as the SRO officer at Northville High School since 2021, will work collaboratively to create safe and inclusive environments for our students,” the statement continued.

In addition to  McFadden and Brown, Ofc. Andrew Domzalski will continue his role as the community service officer, partnering with his companion, Max, the therapy dog affectionately known as “paw-ficer Max.” This dynamic team has played a vital role in supporting students' emotional well-being and building trust within the school community, officials said.

“Northville Public Schools looks forward to the positive contributions Ofc. McFadden will make to our educational community and welcomes him with open arms. 

'We are confident that his dedication, experience, and passion will help us continue to build a bright and secure future for our students,” the prepared statement concluded.