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Norwich Free Academy School Resource Officer is also a graduate | FOX61 Student News

Briana Santiago was a member of the NFA class of 2012.

NORWICH, Conn. — Story by Aislinn Richmond Norwich Free Academy

Norwich Free Academy welcomed a new School Resource Officer this fall. 

Briana Santiago was a member of the NFA class of 2012.

School Resource Officers are law enforcement officers who work to prevent crime and boost welfare in schools. Her job at NFA really started when she became the advisor for the Law Enforcement club, and now as NFA’s SRO her impact on campus is much larger. 

With the club she encourages police and community relationships, while discussing the profession of law enforcement. 

“It’s very important that we all work together as a whole to keep the youth out of the juvenile justice system and encourage them to become successful responsible adults” said Santiago. 

One of eight potential candidates, Norwich Free Academy Campus Safety Director Wayne Sheehan said Santiago because she demonstrated the important qualities they were looking for, “Connecting with students, being involved in extracurricular activities, and ensuring student safety.”

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