The Wise County Sheriff’s Office has added two additional school resource officers.
Lt. Keith Crabtree and Lt. Brad Mulliins are the new resource officers for J.W. Adams Combined School and Powell Valley Middle School, according to a Friday press release. The sheriff’s office received two grants from the state Department of Criminal Justice Services to fund the positions, and the county Board of Supervisors has agreed to provide matching funds.
This will bring to seven the number of resource officers in county schools. Sheriff Ronnie Oakes said he intends to keep seeking funds to place an officer in each county school.