Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe (08/25/23)

Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe

The last two weeks have been really busy. Sometimes when the “police officer” says that he has been busy, people tend to think that things are bad. That’s not always the case. I’ve been busy with a lot of invites to participate in classroom activities, drills, and yes, investigations. My favorite ones? The classroom activities. So much fun reading to students and talking a little about my background (where I come from, and how/why I became a police officer. The questions the students ask me are so awesome, too. So yes, thanks for some fun, busy days.

In the past, I have used some of the same information at the beginning of the school year from old newsletters. I believe it is important to share this at the beginning so parents, students, and staff are all on the same page when it comes to drills. Are you familiar with the Standard Response Protocol (SRP)? It is an action-based protocol for specific situations. I am sharing the link to the I Love U Guys Foundation so you can learn more about this. All the drills we practice here at STEM (Hold, Secure, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter) are based on this material. At times, we have parents in the building either volunteering or having a meeting. I believe that it is important for you to understand our response protocol so you can react the same way as we practice. I know that reading the material only doesn’t give you the full understanding of what to do, but at least will provide you with the basic knowledge of the necessary response. Please know that if you ever have questions about the SRP, I am more than willing to answer any questions you might have. I always enjoy meeting with parents and serve as a resource for you as well.

Thank you, parents, again, for helping us to keep our students safe! Don’t forget to be kind to each other. I am going to repeat what I said last week: we do have a lot of new students, so if you are a student and you are reading this, take the first step and talk to someone you don’t know, sit and have lunch with a student that is eating by him/herself. If you have a chance, let me know how it goes. Sometimes, our actions seem like nothing to us, but they mean the world to somebody else.

If you have any questions, please email me at gabe.uribe@stemk12.org, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you again for your time…GO SPARTANS!

Be safe!

Deputy Gabe

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