Dunn County has just added something new for local schools – a badge – and just in time for the start of school.
The Dunn County Sheriffs Office has announced that it has hired its first school resource officer, Dep. Jacob Nikko.
Dep. Nikko just recently completed the Law Enforcement Academy in Bismarck. The Minnesota native is 25 years old and a Marine Corps veteran.
According to a DCSO spokesman, Nikko is excited to begin his career with the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office as our newest SRO.
The school resource officer program was proposed by Sheriff Gary Kuhn to enhance community relations between the Sheriff’s Office and the community, specifically for the children.
Among the duties for the newest hire will be to provide a daily presence in the schools, school events, and school sports to provide added safety to our teachers, staff, and students.
In addition, the SRO will also assist with providing school safety training and presentations in topics such as active shooter threats, drugs, K9, and career day to name a few, the spokesman added.
In addition to participating in the first day of school at Killdeer Public School, the agency also combined with the Dickinson Police Department for additional training.
The department attended a presentation Aug. 20 on ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Active Shooter Training at the Killdeer School.
According to the department spokesman, as part of DCSO’s newly implemented SRO Program for Killdeer and Halliday School, the department is showing it is committed to keeping up to date on school safety training and programs.