Houston County Sheriff Assigns School Resource DeputyRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jan 02 2013 6:57 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes has assigned a new School Resource Deputy to the Houston County Schools.
Sheriff Hughes has assigned Lt. Randy Anderson to begin on Thursday in the schools across Houston County as their resource officer. Anderson will not be new to this task.
First known to the school system as "Deputy Randy". Anderson’s service as School Resource started when he was a unranked Deputy Sheriff in Houston County. Later after Anderson was promoted to Sergeant he became known as "Sgt. Randy". Anderson continued serving in the schools as School Resource Deputy.
Upon his promotion to Lieutenant Anderson was transferred from the schools to Patrol Shift Commander. His initial assignment was the second shift patrol commander. Recently Sheriff Hughes changed the shift assignments to allow more patrol deputies on the streets and Hughes was assigned to manage day shift.
Sheriff Hughes made the assignment of taking Anderson off the patrol and into the schools based on his years of experience. Anderson networks with the schools, administrators and students, in a positive way. Sheriff Hughes is very concerned about the relationship with the Sheriff Department and the school system. He desires a friendly relationship, one the studenets feel they can trust when they need to provide information or need some guidance.
Anderson taking an interest in the children of the school, establishing the friendly yet firm relationship, making a positive influence on the kids that law enforcement can be trusted. That law enforcement officers, while having a job to perform, are not the enemy but yet their friends.
Anderson is responsible for Wicksburg, Rehobeth, Cottonwood, Ashford ( public and private ), Houston County ( Columbia ) and Webb. In addition Anderson is responsible for working with the Administration of the Houston County School System on Alice Street in Dothan.
Anderson will be under the command of Sheriff Captain Gonzalez.