Officer Lynelle Sparks, school resource officer, has the important responsibility of ensuring Hillsboro Independent School District (HISD) students are secure at all times. Her goal is to work proactively to prevent issues before they happen.
Officer Sparks is a fully commissioned law officer employed by the Hillsboro Police Department and housed on HISD campuses. Her job involves a variety of tasks, from making sure school doors are locked to keeping watch over schools through security cameras.
In addition to handling daily issues related to truancy, conflict resolution, and law enforcement intervention, Sparks’ duties include offering classes in alcohol and drug prevention for older kids and their parents, and anti-bullying classes for younger students. She also coordinates security for all athletic events.