The Frederick Police Department has three Student Resource Officers (SRO’s) responsible for a safe environment and crime prevention in our schools. We sat down with Student Resource Officer Andy Fairbanks to learn more about his role at Frederick High School. According to SRO Fairbanks, “Building relationships with students, parents, teachers and the community makes this the most rewarding position in my twenty-year career in law enforcement.”
For the 2022 spring semester, the Frederick Police Department partnered with Frederick High School to design the wrap for their School Resource Officer vehicle. On Thursday, July 28, student Kyle Richards was invited to be the first person on the scene to see the new addition to the FPD fleet with his winning design.
In January, SRO Fairbanks approached Ms. Johnson to ask if her Beginning Graphic Design class would be interested in taking on the vehicle wrap project since the school was changing mascots to the Golden Eagles. Over twenty students in Ms. Johnson's class accepted the challenge to enter the contest for the official design. SRO Andy Fairbanks, police command staff, Ms. Johnson, and school administrators chose the winning design.
Kyle smiled wide as he said, "I'm glad I get to represent my high school and leave a legacy with my design. Seeing it for the first time, I am so excited to see how visually appealing the colors and design all go together!"
Kyle spent time over the summer with SRO Fairbanks making minor adjustments to the design to represent the FHS Golden Eagles while maintaining the look of a police car. "As a police department, we were happy to use this car as another way to show our partnership with FHS, the St. Vrain Valley School District, our families, and community," reported SRO Fairbanks.
FHS Principal Dr. Russell Fox was also on hand for the big occasion to celebrate, stating, "What makes Frederick unique is the relationships we have with the Town and Police Department. Our genuine partnership through working together on community projects with our students makes FHS the best high school in Colorado!"
The new vehicle will be on-site at Frederick High School when students return to the classroom in August. The design will symbolize ownership and school spirit for students starting the school year with a new mascot, the Golden Eagles.