Your High School District 211 Police Consultant:
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What is the Police Consultant Program?
What is the Police Consultant Program?
A school police consultant, who is a police officer with the local police department, is assigned to each school. The police consultant’s duties include counseling students who have violated the law and conducting classroom lectures on law, good citizenship, safety, and drugs and alcohol. The police consultant also is available to talk with parents of students who have experienced difficulty with the law. In addition, the police consultant handles police matters which occur at the school. Students who experience thefts, vandalism or related problems at the school should notify the police consultant.
High School District 211 began the police consultant program in 1969. The program was instituted by the Board of Education in cooperation with local law enforcement and village agencies to fulfill the following needs:
- Maintain a more personal relationship between law enforcement agents and high school students;
- Assist school administrators and staff in maintaining a safe and secure learning environment and protect students, staff, and the school from law violations;
- Serve as a liason between the school and local law enforcement and emergency response agencies;
- Deal effectively with juvenile offenses;
- Improve the relationship between law enforcement agents and teenagers;
- Help prepare educational programs concerning social problems in which law violations are involved.
How your Police Consultant can help…
Students, parents and staff members are encouraged to take advantage of the services offered by the school police consultant. The police consultant serves students and staff members in a variety of ways:
- Serves as a counselor for students involved in law violations;
- Is available for classroom lectures and discussions on law, law enforcement, safety
- Serves as a resource for drug and alcohol issues;
- Is available to work with parents on student runaway problems;
- Helps the school administration solve theft problems;
- Assists with truancy issues;
- Represents the school in court action involving students;
- Supervises school parking lots;
- Serves as a crowd and vehicle control officer at special school events;
- Refers school discipline matters to the school administration.
Your Police Consultants …
Schaumburg High School
Officer Jeff Walsh has been a member of the Schaumburg Police Department since 1999. Prior to his role as police consultant, he has served as afternoon and day shift patrol officer, traffic officer, and an evidence technician. He is a certified juvenile officer and a crisis intervention team member.
Palatine High School
Officer Travis Meeks has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for six years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in social work from Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnais, Ill.). He attended the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage and is a certified juvenile specialist.
Fremd High School
Officer Corie Wendricks has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for six years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Vir.). She is a certified crime scene technician, juvenile officer, bicycle officer, crisis intervention officer, and was previously assigned to the police department’s investigation unit.
Conant High School
Officer Tim Stoy has been a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department for more than 20 years. He is a certified juvenile officer, and has taken additional coursework on street drugs, DUI enforcement, identifying drug impairment, de-escalating hostile situations, wellness for police officers, search and seizure, testifying in DUI cases, gang awareness/recognition, and Illinois case law.
Hoffman Estates High School
Officer Rich Rebmann has been a member of the Hoffman Estates Police Department since 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice from McKendree University (Lebanon, Ill.), and was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta educational honor society. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Lindenwood University (St. Charles, Mo.). He is a certified juvenile officer.
District 211 North Campus
District 211 NorthCampus
Officer Ben Shulman has been a member of the Palatine Police Department for four years, serving in the uniform tactical unit prior to his current role at North Campus. He received his bachelor’s degree in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University. His other law enforcement experiences include juvenile specialist, crisis intervention team member, and certified bike officer.