Otsego County has its first School Resource Officer to protect students and staff from a potential threat.  According to The Otsego County Sheriff's Office, Deputy James Cox went through training last week to become a certified as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at The Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES Center in the Town of Milford.

Deputy Cox is the first officer from the Otsego County Sheriff's Office to be trained for this duty.  Sheriff Devlin would like to expand this program throughout Otsego County schools and will be asking for funding in the 2019 budget toward that goal.