Open Letter on School Safety

The act of sending our children to our schools, one of the bedrocks of our American way of life, should not be something we question or that causes us to fear for their safety.

We want to assure our community that the number one priority of your Barrow County School System and your Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is student and staff safety.


We want to outline in broad strokes some things we implement throughout the system to keep all our children, staff members and visitors safe. When planning for school safety we seek to create a welcoming learning atmosphere that is safe and secure without presenting our schools as foreboding, prison-like buildings.



2019-2020 School Resource Officer Assignments

School Safety

Lt. Tim Laturell


School Assignments:

SRO Unit Commander

County Float

Joe Perno, Assistant Superintendent of System Operations

Barrow County School System
School Safety

Sgt. Brett Maxwell


*School Assignments:

Supervisor/County Float

Winder Elementary School

Russell Middle School

Winder-Barrow High School Back-up

Deputy Chase Boyd

School Assignments:

Alternative Education School

Bethlehem Elementary School

Sims Academy Part Time

Apalachee High School Back-up

Deputy Shane Capeheart


School Assignments:

Apalachee High School

Deputy Brady Ends

Deputy Brady Ends


School Assignments:

Sims Academy

Deputy Robin Green


School Assignments:

Statham Elementary

Bear Creek Middle School



Deputy Greg Jones


School Assignments:

Winder-Barrow High School


Deputy Cecil King


School Assignments:

Kennedy Elementary School

Westside Middle School

Deputy Bill Minish


School Assignments:

County Line Elementary School

Holsenbeck Elementary School



Deputy Heather Stafford


School Assignments:

Yargo Elementary School

Haymon Morris Middle School