Lakeshore schools hire School Resource Officer

A new face will be roaming the halls of Lakeshore Public Schools when school starts in the fall.

The Lincoln Township Police Department announced Thursday in a Facebook post that Officer Michael Dorr has accepted the position of School Resource Officer after the Lakeshore School Board approved the creation of the position in May.

According to the police department, Dorr is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, and has previous experience as a school liaison officer.

During a May school board meeting, Superintendent Greg Eding said the district is excited to have a visible law enforcement figure in the schools, and the officer will be a resource for students, parents and teachers in handling issues of substance abuse and other concerning behaviors.

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Comments on the Facebook post were supportive, both from people who have known Dorr, members of the community and parents of Lakeshore students. It was mentioned by one former Lakeshore student that the school used to have at least one SRO, and they were glad to see the position return.