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Scholarships

The Kentucky Association of Schools Resource Officers (KYASRO) is offering two (2) $500.00 scholarships for post-secondary education to seniors.  Students are nominated by their School Resource Officer (SRO) based on the student's contribution to safety or crime prevention in his/her school. It is suggested that SROs collaborate with their high school counselors and other school administrators/staff regarding qualified applicants.

The nominating SRO must be a member of KYASRO.  If you need membership information, please contact Lee Ann Morrison at 1-877-805-4277 or click here to contact us via form. 

 

This scholarship is given in memory of KYASRO board members James Sticklen and Phil Shipp.

Click the link below to download the scholarship form, and mail or email to:

                       Lee Ann Morrison

                       Kentucky Center for School Safety

                       Eastern Kentucky University

                       521 Lancaster Avenue

                       Stratton 451

                       Richmond, KY 40475

                       leeann.morrison@eku.edu

                       *If you email, make sure you receive a confirmation.

          Click here for Scholarship Nomination Form

Awards

KYASRO seeks to recognized SROs and School Administrators and Staff, who go above and beyond each day, demonstrating great commitment to the safety of their schools and communities. 

Nominations can be submitted by anyone in the nominees community. Categories include: SRO of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Administrator/ Staff Member of the Year.

           Click here for Award Nomination Form

Master list of awards

2004 Awards

President’s Award:                                            Jon Akers President’s Award Established

Meritorious Service Award:                              Boone County Sheriff’s Department

2005 Awards

Region 1                                                            Officer Terry Chinn,   Edgewood Police Department

Region II                                                            Officer Tracy Day, Fayette County Public Schools

Region III                                                           Officer Ken McKenzie, Owensboro Police Department

Region IV                                                           Officer Michael Grigsby, Somerset Police Department

Meritorious Service Award:                                Deputy Richard Kirby, Warren County Sheriff’s Department

Outstanding New SRO of the Year:                   Officer Mark Ratterman, Louisville Metro Police Department  

Statewide SRO of the Year:                                Officer Todd Brendel, Erlanger Police Department

2006 Awards

Region I                                                              Officer Mike Robinson, Murray Police Department

Region II                                                             Richard Kirby, Warren County Sheriff’s Department

Region III                                                            Paulette Givens, Fayette County Public Schools

Region IV                                                            Hobart Strange, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

Region V                                                             Deputy Jim Stamper, Rowan County Police Department

Region VI                                                            Officer Michael Bryant, Sr., Mt. Vernon Police Department

Statewide SRO of the Year:                                Kenny Collins, Calloway County Sheriff’s Department

President’s Award:                                              Cheryl Roberts, Kentucky Center for School Safety

2007 Awards

Region I                                                               Deputy Karen Garland, Calloway County Sheriff’s Office

Region II                                                              Deputy Glenn Woodard, Warren County Sheriff’s Department

Region III                                                             Officer Steve Wise, Louisville Metro Police Department

Region IV                                                             Officer James Sticklen, Alexandria Police Department

Region V                                                              Deputy RD Porter, Carter County Sheriff’s Office

Region VI                                                             Deputy Kenny Upchurch, Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office

Statewide SRO of the Year:                                 Officer Dennis McDonald, St. Mathews Police Department

President’s Award:                                               Michael Grigsby, Somerset Police Department

Rookie of the Year:                                              Deputy Jamie Brooks, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Lifetime Achievement:                                        Deputy Jerry Crowder, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

*NASRO SRO of the Year                                    Kenny Collins, Calloway County SO

(Awarded by the National Association of School Resource Officers)

 

2008 Awards

Region I                                                               Deputy Ray Chumbler, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

Region II                                                              Officer Howard Garrison, Glasgow Police Department

Region III                                                             Officer Chris Townsend, Lexington Metro Police Department

Region IV                                                             Deputy Hobart Strange, Kenton County Sheriff’s Office

Region V                                                              Officer Mike Martin, Montgomery County Schools

Region VI                                                             Deputy Linda Cook, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Statewide SRO of the Year:                                 Deputy Russ Day, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office

Rookie of the Year:                                              Officer Billy King, Nicholasville Police Department

Educator of the Year:                                           Mike Sander, Erlanger-Elsmere School District

KYASRO Award of Merit:                                     Robert Walker, Harrison County School District

President’s Award:                                               Sheriff John Aubrey, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

 

2009  Awards

Region I                                                               Officer Bruce Watson, McCracken County Public Schools

Region II                                                              Deputy Glen Woodard, Warren County Sheriff’s Office

Region III                                                             Deputy Mike McCauley, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Region IV                                                             Deputy Tony Trimble, Boone County Sheriff’s Office

Region V                                                              None given

Region VI                                                             Deputy Max Graves, Bell County Sheriff’s Office

Statewide SRO of the Year:                                 Officer James Harris, Berea Police Department

Rookie of the Year:                                              Officer Greg Popham, NKCES

Educator of the Year:                                           Iman Talaat, Jefferson County Schools

KYASRO Award of Merit:                                     Jackie Holt, Jessamine County Assistant Prosecutor

Lifetime Achievement Award:                             Deputy Rita Bierly, Grant County Sheriff’s Office

President’s Award:                                               Raptorware

*NASRO SRO of the Year                                    Russ Day, Daviess County SO

(Awarded by the National Association of School Resource Officers)

 

2010 Awards

Region 1                                                               Robert Bubacz, Logan County SO

Region 2                                                               Howard Garrison, Glasgow PD  

Region 3                                                               Sean Pate, Jefferson County SO

Region 4                                                               Nick Klaiss, Covington PD

Region 5                                                               Not awarded

Region 6                                                               Brad Early, Model Lab, EKUBRAD EARLY, MODEL LAB, EKU

Rookie of the Year                                                Whitney Maupin, Richmond PD

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Glenn Woodard, Warren County Schools

Administrator of the Year                                     Chuck Cash, Madison County Schools

KYASRO President’s Award                                  Lee Ann Morrison, KCSS

KYASRO Scholarships:                                         Justin Lang, Mason County High School

                                                                             Ashiana Ketron, Ryle High School

                                                                             Adam Drury, East Jessamine High School

*NASRO SRO of the Year                                     James Doty, Madison County Schools

(Awarded by the National Association of School Resource Officers)

 

2011 Awards

Regional Award of Merit                                      Mike Waldrop, Warren County SO 

Regional Award of Merit                                      Rick Carrier, Franklin County SO

Regional Award of Merit                                      Scott Menefee, Ashland PD

Regional Award of Merit                                      Bill Eckler, Madison County Schools

Rookie of the Year                                                Russell Wood, Independence PD

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Robert Bubacz, Logan County SO

Administrator of the Year                                     Janet Granada, Jessamine County Schools

KYASRO Lifetime Achievement                           James Sticklen, Alexandria PD, given posthumously

KYASRO President’s Award                                  Department of Criminal Justice Training

KYASRO Award of Merit                                      Sheriff Jerry “Peanut” Gaines, Warren County SO

KYASRO Scholarships:                                         Chantaliese Griskell, Scott County Schools

                                                                             Morgan Miller, Daviess County Schools

 

2012 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Joseph Saunier, Lawrenceburg City Police Department

Administrator of the Year                                     Boyd Randolph, Somerset Ind. School District

Rookie of the Year                                                Mark Branham, Alexandria Police Department

KYASRO Award of Merit                                       Officer Gary Linn and Dixie Height Students

KYASRO President's Award                                  Chief Norm Mayer, St. Mathews Police Department

KYASRO Scholarships                                           Morgan Kaitlyn Culver, Middlesboro High School and

                                                                              Hannah Spanyer from West Jessamine High School

 

2013 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Officer Vernon Brown, Jefferson County SO

Administrator(s) of the Year                                  Steve Butcher, Supt. Pulaski County Schools

                                                                             Kent Jackson Parrent, Asst. Principal, Christian County Schools/Christian County HS

Rookie of the Year                                                Officer Kent Keen, Barren County SO

Award of Merit                                                      Officer Jeff May, Grayson Police Department

KYASRO President’s Award                                   Richard Kirby, Warren County SO

KYASRO Lifetime Achievement                            Bob Douglas, Kentucky Crime Prevention Coalition

KYASRO Scholarship                                             William Alexander King V, Jessamine County HS

**National School Safety Award                           Officer Billy King, Nicholasville Police Department, (Awarded by the School Safety                                                                                                 Advocacy Council)

 

2014 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Officer Sam Wade, Nicholasville Police Department

Rookie of the Year                                                Deputy Scott Johnson, Pulaski County SO

KYASRO Award of Merit                                       Jim McKinney, the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT). 

KYASRO Scholarship:                                           Chandler Adams from Montgomery County High School.

 

2015 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Mike Waldrop, Warren County Schools/Warren County SO

Administrator of the Year                                     Angie Barnes, Principal, Madison County 

Administrator of the Year                                     Phil Rison, Assistant Superintendent, Montgomery County Rookie of the Year                                                                                                          Clint Newton, Jessamine County Schools/Nicholasville PD,

KYASRO President’s Award                                  Lee Ann Morrison, KCSS

KYASRO School Safety Award of Merit                Don Martin, (KSBA/KCSS)

KYASRO Scholarship:                                           Kathryn Harrison, Mason County High School

 

2016 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   David Amon, Garrard County Schools

KYASRO Lifetime Achievement Award                Roy Black, Fort Knox

Teachers of the Year                                             Leah Manley, Melissa Arnett and Dustin High, Montgomery County Schools

KYASRO Scholarship                                            Katelyn Thomas, Montgomery County Schools

 

2017 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Joel Shepherd (Erlanger/ Elsmere)

Administrator of the Year                                     Josh Hunt, Christian County

Rookie SRO of the Year                                        Bryan Tackett, Russell Ind.

KYASRO Awards of Merit                                     Eric Sowers (Nicholasville)
                                                                             Kevin Babcock (Powell County)
                                                                              Leslie Gregory (Madisonville)
                                                                             Clint Newton (Providence School)
                                                                             Mike Townsend (Powell County)
                                                                              Steve Tucker (Christian County)
                                                                              Eric Evans (Logan County)

KYASRO Scholarships:                                          Jim Morrison, Madison County Schools

                                                                              McKenzie McCollum, Pulaski County Schools

 

2018 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Tony Sacra, Jefferson County Schools

Rookie of the Year                                                Tyler Brummett, Pulaski County Schools

SRO Award of Merit                                             Adam Teater, Jessamine County Schools

KYASRO Administrator of the Year                      Morgan Howell, Jessamine County Schools

KYASRO Lifetime Achievement                           Larry Zacheretti, McCracken County Schools

KYASRO Scholarships                                          Dalton Anderson and Tamara Cossey, Marshall County Schools

2019 Awards

Statewide SRO of the Year                                   Tony Likins, Anderson County

Educator of the Year                                             William Schwartz, Kenton County

KYASRO Award of Merit                                       Bill Rudie, Fairview Ind.

KYASRO Award of Merit                                       Chris Shelton, Warren County

KYASRO President's Award                                   Senator Max Wise