School Resource Officers
The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program was developed to increase patrols and security in Clark County’s local school districts. The SRO Deputies are dedicated to working with each district’s administration, faculty and staff to improve security within their facilities.
School Resource Officers
Tecumseh: Deputy John A. Loney
Deputy John A. Loney has lived in Clark County his entire life. He is a graduate of Catholic Central High School. Deputy Loney obtained his degree in Criminal Justice from Clark State Community College. He also obtained his Ohio peace officer training from Clark state.
Deputy Loney began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2002. During his career at the Sheriff’s Office he has been assigned to the Jail Division, Uniform Road Patrol and the City of New Carlisle. He is a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) and a member of the crisis intervention team. Deputy Loney is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer for the Tecumseh Local School District.
Deputy Loney has achieved numerous awards during his career which include the Sheriff’s Award, Meritorious service, Exceptional service, Academic achievement and perfect attendance. He was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution Accommodation Medal in 2016.
Deputy Nicholas Dillon is a 2005 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School. Deputy Dillon graduated from Munroe Falls Police Academy through Kent State University in 2009. Upon graduation, Deputy Dillon worked as an auxiliary Patrol Officer with Waynesburg Police Department until he was hired at Harrisburg Police Department. Deputy Dillon served as a Patrol Officer with Harrisburg Police Department from 2010 -2017. During his time with Harrisburg Police Department, Deputy Dillon served as the Cops and Kids Coordinator.
In 2012, Deputy Dillon started at Premier Health Partners as a Campus Police Officer and served until 2019. During his time with Premier, Deputy Dillon developed and coordinated ‘Donuts with Cops’ program where children from area daycares shared donuts and played games with local law enforcement officers. In 2018, Deputy Dillon received his Bike Patrol Certification, and Crisis Intervention Training Certification. Deputy Dillon served on the CERT Team, and received a Merit Award and a Citation Award for his actions and professional conduct. In 2018, Deputy Dillon served as Acting Sergeant until September of 2019, when he was hired at Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Dillon served in the jail division from September 2019 to October 2022. Deputy Dillon was assigned to the Road Patrol Division, but quickly accepted a position working with the Interfaith Hospitality Network. There, Deputy Dillon enjoyed interacting with and encouraging citizens who were assiduously working to better their lives.
In May of 2023, Deputy Dillon was awarded a School Resource Officer position with Tecumseh Local Schools.
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Shawnee: Deputy Joshua Pacine
Deputy Josh Pacine has been a lifetime resident of Clark County. He is a 2001 graduate of Shawnee High School and JVS (now known as CTC). After graduating high school, Deputy Pacine attended Clark State Community College pursuing a degree in criminal justice. In 2003, he received his peace officer training certificate and began working as a peace officer for departments such as North Hampton, German Township and the Clark State Campus Police department.
Deputy Pacine began his career with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. During his employment at the Sheriff’s Office he has been assigned to the Jail Division and Uniform Road Patrol. Deputy Pacine is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer for the Clark Shawnee Local School District.
Deputy Pacine is a certified Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) and a member of the crisis intervention team. He was recognized by the State of Ohio House of Representatives in 2015 for saving the life of an inmate who had attempted suicide.
Northwestern: Deputy William Crump
Deputy Bill Crump attended Bedford Senior High School and Muskingum Area Technical College, now known as Zane State. He completed his Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training while employed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks & Recreation in 1986.
Deputy Crump was sworn in as a Reserve Deputy for the Clark County Sheriff's Office in 2009. He was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in 2010 as the Sheriff Sales Specialist, Accounts Payable and assisted with budgetary duties. In 2014, he was hired as a full-time Deputy and was assigned to the Jail Division. In 2018, he was assigned to the Road Patrol. During his time in the Jail Division and Uniform Road Patrol, Deputy Crump was a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) for new employees. In this role, he has trained many new deputies at the Sheriff’s Office.
In 2021, Deputy Crump was assigned as the School Resource Officer for Northwestern Local School District.
Clark County Educational Services Center: Deputy Spencer Wheeler
Deputy Spencer Wheeler graduated from Greenon High School in 2005 and enrolled at Clark State Community College Ohio Peace Officer's Training. After completing the training in 2010, he received his first commission in the Village of Enon serving as a patrol officer. Building on that experience, 2015 found him as a patrol officer in the Village of South Vienna. Three years later, he became a Deputy Sheriff at the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Wheeler has filled different roles during his time at the Sheriff’s Office. He began as a jail deputy and discovered he wanted to continue his career by focusing on community policing. Deputy Wheeler was able to secure a position within the Community Education Division working with the homeless population of Springfield. When that assignment ended, he made the successful transition to School Resource Officer for Clark County ESC.
Deputy Wheeler achieved the distinction of becoming a member of SWAT in July of 2021 and is proud to serve alongside his brother who serves in the same capacity for the City of Springfield. Deputy Wheeler's commitment to the community is evident through his participation in programs such as Break the Cycle that promotes positive interaction with young people and law enforcement.
Springfield Clark Career Technology Center: Deputy Adam Anderson
Deputy Adam Anderson has been with the Clark County Sheriffs Office since May of 2009. He is currently assigned to Springfield Clark Career Technology Center. In his spare time he enjoys volunteering/participating in 4H, camping, boating and fishing while spending time with his family.
Global Impact STEM Academy: Deputy Morgan Allen
Deputy Morgan Allen is a lifelong resident of Clark County. She is a 2005 graduate of Greenon High School. She continued her education at Clark State Community College and Urbana University where she obtained her Bachelors degree. In 2010, Deputy Allen attended the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and began working for small departments such as Tremont City, Catawba, and South Charleston.
Deputy Allen began her career with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office initially as a Communications Dispatcher in 2013 and was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff in July of 2014. Since her employment, she has been assigned to the Jail Division, Uniform Road Patrol, and has served as the Liaison with Interfaith Hospitality Network. Deputy Allen is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer for the Global Impact STEM Academy.
Deputy Allen is completing additional training to become certified as a negotiator as a part of the Crisis Intervention Team. She was recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives for performing life saving measures and received peer commendations for field performance.
Northeastern: Deputy Tyler Reaver
Deputy Tyler Reaver is a graduate of Northeastern High School. In 2011, he joined the Clark County Sheriff’s Office as a cadet for the Uniform Road Patrol division. While working as a cadet, he attended Clark State College and graduated with his Ohio Peace Officer Certification. He was hired as a Deputy at the Clark County Sheriff's Office in 2012 and was assigned to the Jail Division.
During his time at the Sheriff’s Office, he has trained numerous deputies and corrections officers as a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.). He earned the Challenge Accepted Award which shows his dedication day in and day out to his profession. Deputy Reaver has many different certifications which include Pepperball, Saber OC, mobile field force, cell extraction and CPR.
In 2022, Deputy Reaver was selected as the School Resource officer for the Northeastern School District and is excited to serve the school district and community where he attended school.
Deputy Megan Forrest
Deputy Forrest is a 2015 graduate of Stebbins High School in Riverside, Ohio. She completed her associate degree in criminal justice at Sinclair Community College. She graduated with her Ohio Peace Officer Training at Greene County Career Center in May 2018. She is currently attending Franklin University to obtain her bachelor's degree in psychology.
Deputy Forrest started her career with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in April 2019. She worked in the jail until May of 2021 when she accepted a position in the city New Carlisle. Deputy Forrest spent two years working in New Carlisle before she accepted a School Resource Officer position for Northeastern Schools, beginning in August of 2023.
Greenon: Deputy Vaughn Apel
Deputy Vaughn Apel is a graduate of Greenon High School in 2004. He began his interest in law enforcement while in high school where he became a member of the City of Riverside and the Five Rivers Metro Parks Police Explorer Post.
Deputy Apel attended Clark State College and graduated with his Ohio Peace Officer Certification. After graduating in 2007, he worked with a small agency in Clark County and later became a Deputy Sheriff with the Madison County Sheriff's Office. In 2015 he accepted a full time position as a Deputy with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office where he was assigned to the Jail Division. A few years later, he transferred to the Uniform Road Patrol division and was a Field Training Officer (F.T.O.) for new employees.
Deputy Apel was instrumental in developing the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 312 in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. He has worked several years in the Explorer Post and serves as a Post Advisor for the program.
In 2022, Deputy Apel was selected as the School Resource officer for the Greenon School District and is looking forward to working with the students, staff, and community where he attended school.