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AIDB Welcomes New School Resource Officer

Officer Jackson smiles to camera while in uniform.John Jackson has joined the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) family as the new School Resource Officer (SRO). While the SRO is technically employed by the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office, the position is funded by AIDB.

The SRO helps protect the students and staff at AIDB by doing walk-throughs at ASB, ASD and HKS as well as working with students in the classroom and residential settings. You’ll also see Deputy Jackson working in the bus line and in other settings to help ensure the safety of our students.

Deputy Jackson is a graduate from the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy in Anniston, AL. Prior to joining the Talladega Sheriff’s Office as a deputy, Deputy Jackson volunteered with the Talladega Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy and worked at Jacksonville State University as a security guard.

The next time you see Deputy Jackson on campus be sure to say hello!