School Resource Officers

In 1998, the Meriden Police Department, in partnership with the Meriden Board of Education, introduced police officers into the public middle and high schools.  The School Resource Officer program was started as both an enhanced security measure for our public schools and a community relations tool to bring our officers closer to the people we serve.  The program began with two officers assigned to the local high schools and quickly evolved to cover the two middle schools as well.  In 2014 a School Resource Officer was assigned to cover the City's elementary schools.  The School Resource Officer program has had a positive impact on both staff and students.  School Resource Officers hours of work vary by the needs of the school. 

The best way to contact your SRO is by using the email links below:

Lieutenant George DelMastro is a supervisor of the SRO program.  Email

Maloney High School SRO- Markhugh Arscott.  Email

Platt High School SRO- Danny Verselli Email

Washington Middle School SRO- Margaret Smusz Email     

Lincoln Middle School SRO- Rasha Hill Email

Thomas Edison Middle School SRO- Allen Ganter Email