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 Lincoln and Washington Middle Schools as well.  An additional SRO was placed in Thomas Edison Middle School when the Meriden BOE assumed full control of the school in 2021.  The School Resource Officer program, which falls under the Neighborhood Initiative Unit's supervision, 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 Hector Cardona, Jr.  - Neighborhood Initiative Unit Commander Email

Officer Markhugh Arscott - School Resource Officer, Maloney High School Email

Officer Ericka Garcia - School Resource Officer, Platt High School Email

Officer Corey Sampson - School Resource Officer, Washington Middle School Email

Officer Daniel Verselli - School Resource Officer, Lincoln Middle School Email

Officer Devonte Savage - School Resource Officer, Edison Middle School Email