CAPTAIN RYAN WALDSCHMIDT, COORDINATOR
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goals and objectives of the School Resource Deputies can be defined but not limited to the following categories:
- Safety and security on campus.
- Educate students, school staff and parents about law enforcement functions and responsibilities.
- Reduce truancy by enhancing the learning environment.
- Create good will and increase understanding of law enforcement.
- Strengthen student/police relationships.
Deputy Tackett began his career with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office in 1996 as a Correctional Deputy. Tackett was promoted to the Patrol Division in 1998. In January 2011, Tackett was assigned to the Oakfield, Amity and Elmwood schools as a School Resource Deputy (SRD). Deputy Tackett has also worked with several of the parochial schools in Fond du Lac County. In addition to his SRD duties, Tackett is an active member of the DIVE Team, conducts forensic interviews for children ages 5-12 and does Driver's Education presentations for the Sheriff's Office.
Tackett is a graduate of Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology, from UW-Oshkosh.
Tackett has provided a wide variety of presentations, to all ages and is also an instructor at Moraine Park Technical College. Tackett enjoys working in the classroom setting and will use these experiences in developing good relations with the students, faculty and the community as a whole.
Deputy Julie Flaherty is assigned to the Rosendale-Brandon School District.
Deputy Flaherty began her career with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's office in 1989 as a Correctional Officer. She was promoted to the Patrol Division in 1992, and began her role as a School Resource Deputy (SRD) in 2001 in the Rosendale-Brandon School District. As part of her duties in the school district, Deputy Flaherty instructed the program formally known as DARE. She was one of the officers who was instrumental in the creation of the new curriculum currently used known as the A.C.E. program, (Anti-Crime Education).
In addition to her school duties, Deputy Flaherty is a hostage negotiator for the SWAT Team and an interviewer for the Victim Sensitive Protocol Team.
Flaherty is a graduate of New Holstein High School and has an Associate's Degree in Police Science from MPTC. She enjoys her placement in the schools because it gives her an opportunity to be a positive role model for the students as well as a resource for them.