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HCSO deputy to lead national law enforcement group

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Capt. Joe Carter of the Hall County Sheriff's Office was recently named President of the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).<br /> <br /> NASRO has more than 3,000 members across the country and includes both law enforcement and school administrators. <br /> <br /> The organization reaches communities globally in its efforts to provide a safe environment inside schools. <br /> <br /> Carter, the Commander over Hall County's School Resource Officers, has been a <br /> member and actively involved in the NASRO program for 14 yrs. <br /> <br /> "It is important to ensure the quality of life for our young adolescence in that they feel comfortable in their school environment," Capt. Carter said. "We want to foster a positive relationship with the students so that they can focus on school curriculum and not worry with threats of violence." <br /> <br /> Carter, who was nominated by members of the NASRO board of directors, elected Carter to the position, which he will hold for two years. <br /> <br /> He is not the only Hall County deputy actively involved in NASRO and serving in a national capacity with the organization. Lt. Earl Roach also serves on the board. He is Region 1 director. That region includes, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. His is also an elected, two-year position.<br /> <br /> Roach is the county's School Resource Officer Supervisor.
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