Tuesday, September 8, 2015

CCSO Joins State Leadership Board

Captain Beth Jones

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is now part of the leadership of the Florida Association of School Resource Officers (FASRO).

Youth Relations Bureau Captain Beth Jones was recently appointed to the FASRO Board of Directors. Capt. Jones will serve as regional director for Region 8, representing Collier, Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Monroe counties on the board.

Captain Jones has been involved in a variety of youth-oriented programs and has shown a dedication for helping kids and teens her entire law enforcement career.

The 25-year CCSO veteran oversees one of the largest and most qualified school resource officer units in Florida. With nearly 70 members, the Collier County Youth Relations Bureau encompasses not only 45 certified law enforcement officers, it includes 20 school crossing guards and three support staff, who all assist in keeping the community’s children safe every day.

Together they work within a division of more than 90 deputies who provide support and assistance to 48 public schools, 12 alternative school programs and 10 private and charter schools. 

FASRO recently recognized the CCSO Youth Relations Bureau as Agency of the Year for 2015.

FASRO was founded in 1979. It has been awarding educational scholarships for middle and high school students since 1988. Since its start, FASRO has awarded more than $100,000 to students to help them in achieving a college education. The organization recognizes the achievements of youth in Florida. Scholarships are based on student academic performance, involvement with the community and the moral values and ethics they possess to become a good citizen.