Officer Brian Fasnacht has been chosen to be the first Sandwich police officer to be assigned to the Sandwich High School, Chief Jim Bianchi announced July 9.
He said he believes Fasnacht is best qualified for the newly created position of school resource officer. He has served as a detective, a lead homicide investigator, and has had many specific areas of training that will be needed in this job.
Bianchi said Fasnacht will be involved in the resource school organization to receive more specific training for schools.
He is currently working on the street, but will be reassigned to the school as soon as classes start, Bianchi said.
Fasnacht will be the first police officer to serve as a regular member of the school staff, according to an agreement approved by the city council, police department and school administrators.
Bianchi said a couple other officers applied for the job, but he felt Fasnacht was best qualified .
He will be on duty at the school during all times classes are in session as well as for various other events where students will be in attendance, according to the agreement.
He will be trained as a school resource officer with a recommended minimum of 48 hours of National Association of School Resource Officer training.
According to the agreement between the police department and the school district, Fasnacht must remain on the school grounds during normal school hours except for a law enforcement emergency or on limited occasions for official law enforcement business off campus.