Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department School Resource OfÞ cer (SRO) Justin Grogan has been recognized as being one of the top SRO’s in the country. Grogan, who is the Tennessee School Resource Officer Association President, was recognized as a National SRO Practitioner at the annual National SRO Conference in Washington D.C. The National SRO Practitioner Certification is given to those officers who have attended NASRO training, shown a commitment to school based policing and have shown leadership in this specialized field of law enforcement. Grogan was awarded a uniform pin, a certificate, and a letter of commendation from the Association. The National SRO Practitioner program was established to recognize officers who have excelled in the area of school based policing. The program seeks to distinguish those officers, who are committed to serving our nation’s youth, along with the communities and schools they serve. Deputy Grogan began his career in Law Enforcement in 1996. He completed the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy in 1998 and became an SRO in Feb 2001. “Deputy Grogan has a great interest in promoting and educating the youth at Moore County Schools. Deputy Grogan works every day as Teacher, Counselor and Law Enforcement professional,” Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan said. One of the non-traditional efforts that sets Grogan apart from other SROs is he began broadcasting to maximize exposure of local athletes to college scouts. Grogan has led mock crash events at Moore County schools to educate students of many dangers of driving. These events also help promote law enforcement personnel, Emergency Management Services and the local Volunteer Fire Department. Grogan has donated countless hours of volunteering and personal equipment to help educate SRO’s in the State of Tennessee. Deputy Grogan has led relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, the Nashville Floods, the tornados in Alabama, and the fires in Gatlinburg.