JPD Officer To Be New Greater Jasper Schools Resource Officer

Patrolman Jason Knies Jasper Police Department  Photo: City Of Jasper

Patrolman Jason Knies
Jasper Police Department
Photo: City Of Jasper

A Jasper Police Department patrolman will add walking the halls of local school buildings to his beat!

Patrolman Jason Knies is the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation’s new resources office.  He replaces Mike Fowler who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.  Fowler was a full-time recourses officer.  Fowler was also a retired JPD officer.

Knies will be a part-time resources officer for the school corporation.   His salary and expenses will be shared by both the City of Jasper and the school corporation… the majority of which will be paid for with state grant money.

Knies, a Jasper native, has been involved with the local D.A.R.E. program with local fifth graders for several years.  He is also certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers.

Jasper school superintendent Dr. Tracy Lorey says Knies is an “upstanding person,” and a “good fit” for the school corporation.

Knies will spend 20 hours a week as the resource officer during the school year.   He will return to his duties with JPD full time during summer breaks.

JPD will begin the process of hiring a new full-time officer in January.

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