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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 10:52 am | Updated: 2:57 pm, Fri May 24, 2013.

The Oro Valley Police Department is pleased to announce that the School Resource Officers (SRO) Unit was chosen as a model SRO agency by the Arizona School Resource Officers Association (ASROA). OVPD Police Chief Daniel G. Sharp will be attending a conference on June 18, 2013 in Scottsdale to receive this recognition.

Mayor Satish Hiremath commented, "As a 23-year resident of Oro Valley, I see this recognition as confirmation of what we've known for a very long time; Oro Valley's public safety is second to none; it is part of who and what we are as a community."

Patrick Nelson, superintendent for the Amphitheater School District, said “Children are our most precious resource. We are grateful for the Oro Valley Police Department’s commitment to our students’ well-being and safety. We value our partnership with The Oro Valley Police Department, and appreciate the value of school resource officers in our schools.”

For information and current statistics on the Oro Valley Police Department's SRO program, click here or go to: http://www.orovalleyaz.gov/police/school-resource-officer-program-details.

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