The school resource officer (SRO) on the Cedar Ridge campus, Corey Hodzic, submitted an entry to the Community Oriented Policing Services Photo Contest. The contest, piloted in 2014, has received widespread support from law enforcement for providing a platform for agencies to share positive interaction with community members. State, local and territorial law enforcement agencies were eligible to submit one photo that best depicts community policing in action and positive community engagement.
Out of 100 submissions, Hodzic’s photo was selected as one of 12 winners in the 2020 contest. He is shown with a kindergarten student from Cedar Ridge Primary.
Community Oriented Policing Services is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice. Its purposed is to advance the practice of community policing by the nation’s state, local and territorial law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.