ANDERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS and SHERIFF’S OFFICE COMBINED NEWS RELEASE
Lawrenceburg — Superintendent Sheila Mitchell and Sheriff Joe Milam are pleased to
announce that Anderson County Sheriff Deputies B.J. Crane, Philip Crane and Chris
Atkins will begin as new School Resource Officers (SRO) for the Anderson County
school system beginning January 2, 2019.
The new SRO’s will be assigned to the elementary schools and will be joining current
Middle School SRO, Deputy James Dunn, and High School SRO, Deputy Tony Likins,
to serve as a positive role models to students and to work with them to assist with any
problems that may arise inside or outside of school.
“Having SRO presence in every school certainly adds value to this community, as they
will work to build relationships between the students and the sheriff's office,” Sheriff
Milam said. “I’m confident that a continued police officer presence at the elementary
schools will be as beneficial to students, as it has been at the middle and high school.”
Deputy B.J. Crane will serve Robert B. Turner elementary and Deputy Phillip Crane will
serve Saffell Street elementary. Deputy Chris Atkins will serve the campus behind the
Board of Education that contains both Emma B. Ward elementary and the Sparrow
Early Childhood Center.
“We’re extremely pleased to have a full-time law enforcement presence on every school
campus to interact with and assist students,” Superintendent Mitchell said. “Deputies
B.J. Crane, Philip Crane and Chris Atkins are pillars of Anderson County and will be a
positive influence on our elementary school community. I look forward to working with
them as they come on board.”