Weston, CT recently appointed Officer Joe Mogollon to be their high school and middle school SRO. An SRO, short for school resource officer is like most other police or security officers, but Mongollon’s job also involves a lot more than just sitting around and only chasing after unruly students. Mongollon is going to be getting to know the students personally, and even going so far as to teach some classes regarding personal safety. He used to be an investment advisor, but got tired of simply going to the office and answering the phone all day, so he joined the Weston Police force to help others be safe, and was even a part of the taskforce against online child predators.
The knowledge he has on internet safety is something he plans to use when teaching his classes. He especially is emphasizing online Reputation.com, an area that many young people struggle with when using the internet. Mongollon aims to teach young people that what they say online will stay with them forever, and it’s important to take care not to post information that could harm their chances of going off to a good college, or later getting a good job.
In conjunction with online reputation management, Mongollon intends to help young people protect their personal information and stay safe from hackers and predators. Mongollon wants to be able to find people who might have troubled backgrounds, and if there is any trouble involving law enforcement, he will be the liaison between the school, parents and the police department. When school is out for the year he does his usual police rounds.