Sturgis Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) Sergeant Darrel Hatzenbuhler provides safety and assistance to the school system. The SRO program is dedicated to providing a safe learning environment. By building the relationship between administrators, students, parents and Police Department, the SRO program has become an invaluable link to our schools and community. The SRO program provides assistance to Sturgis Elementary, Sturgis Middle School, Sturgis Academy, and Sturgis Brown High School. The SRO provides assistance during school lockdowns, conducts follow up and investigates crimes ranging from runaways to assaults and narcotics.
Sergeant Hatzenbuhler is also a
instructor and teaches students the importance of saying NO to drugs and covers other topics such as peer pressure with underage alcohol consumption and bullying. Sergeant Hatzenbuhler has 16 years of experience as an SRO and teaching D.A.R.E. and teaches 5th and 8th grades.