Greenon Welcomes New School Resource Officer

Greenon Schools Welcomes New School Resource Officer
Posted on 08/12/2022
Deputy Apel is the New School Resource Officer

The Greenon Local School District has hired Clark County Sheriff Deputy Vaughn Apel as a School Resource Officer (SRO). Deputy Apel is a life-long resident of the Enon area, a Greenon graduate, and current resident. “Deputy Apel’s enthusiasm for working with young people is exactly what we need in our school community to show our students that safety is a priority and that local law enforcement is a trusted partner,” said Superintendent Mr. Darrin Knapke. He added, “We couldn’t be more excited and proud to have one of our alumni be the first to fill this position!”

Deputy Apel has a passion for serving the community, especially the youth. He is one of two Post Advisors that leads the Explorer Program, a program affiliated with Boy Scouts of America that allows youth to explore a variety of aspects of careers in law enforcement, fire, and the military.  “The Explorer Program in Montgomery County ignited my interest in law enforcement. I am very passionate about serving as a positive role model for youth. It’s not only a way to give back, but also a way to invest in our community’s future,” shared Deputy Apel. “Returning to Greenon as the SRO allows me to reach out to and engage with even more youth, and the entire Greenon community,” shared Deputy Apel.

Safety and security will be the top priority for Deputy Apel as he circulates campus throughout the day. He will assist with staff training on various safety and emergency plans, including a Safety Day before the start of this school year. Additionally, Deputy Apel plans to assist with truancy issues, code of conduct incidents, and being a liaison to the local community. When school is not in session Deputy Apel will resume regular sheriff deputy duties such as road patrol. 

A 15-year law enforcement veteran, Deputy Apel has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 7 years and before that, he worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. He participated in the Explorer Program for several years and then graduated from Clark State College Police Academy in 2007.

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