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School Police

School Police

The mission of the Ozark School Police Force is to ensure that students and staff have a safe and secure learning environment in which to learn and teach, enabling each student to achieve his or her maximum potential and future success.

School Police Capt. Mark Deeds

Captain Mark Deeds

• 36-year veteran of law enforcement
• Worked in the areas of patrol, narcotics, special investigations, crimes against children, crimes against persons and criminal investigations
• Retired as a detective sergeant from Springfield, Mo. Police Department
• Served as an SRO since 2010

Assignment: Director of School Police and Captain with the Christian County Sheriff's Office


 

School Police Andela

Jimmy Andela

• 29-year veteran of law enforcement
• Served in the areas of patrol, narcotics, criminal investigations and community services
• Retired from Springfield, Mo. Police Department

Assignment: Christian County Deputy Sheriff and SRO assigned to Ozark Middle School


 

School Police Combs

Darren Combs

• 25-year veteran of law enforcement
• Former Christian County Patrol Deputy and DARE instructor
• Served as an SRO since 2003

Assignment: Christian County Deputy Sheriff and SRO assigned to Ozark Junior High


 

School Policy Ryan

Amanda Fry-Ryan

• 19-year veteran of law enforcement
• Former Capitol Police Officer in Illinois
• Served as an SRO since 2007

Assignment: Christian County Deputy Sheriff and SRO assigned to Ozark High School


 

School Police Hoerning

Steve Hoerning

• Over 40 years of public safety
• Retired Assistant Fire Chief/Paramedic with the Springfield, Mo. Fire Department
• Served as an SRO since 2012

Assignment: Christian County Deputy Sheriff and SRO assigned to Ozark elementary school buildings


 

School Police Wilkerson

John Wilkerson

• 22-year veteran of law enforcement
• Retired from the United States Army, Military Police
• Served 3 years as a Patrol Deputy with the Christian County Sheriff's Office
• Served as an SRO since 2018

Assignment: Sergeant with the Christian County Sheriff's Office and SRO assigned to the Ozark Innovation Center