The School Police Department and the School Resource Officer Program (SRO) was established in 1998 as a component of the Humboldt County School District community Policing Partnership. Since its inception, the school police department has worked diligently to provide a proactive problem-solving partnership, by working closely with school officials, faculty, and local law enforcement, in order to enhance the safety of our schools. The SROs are the liaison between all local law enforcement, District Attorney, fire, and medical responders and is a sworn State of Nevada Category I Peace Officer. The SROs work diligently to promote a positive image on campus through interactions with students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Our SROs can be contacted on their cell numbers listed below or they can also be contacted through the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center at 775-623-6429.

Ken Whittaker (775) 505-9299 (Lowry High School)

Dan Shea (724) 456-7711 (Winnemucca Junior High School)

Tom Merschel (775) 385-7635 (McDermitt)