Hometown Hero: Deputy Glenn Woodard

By Lauren Hanson | 

The crowded hallways at Warren Central have a little extra security.
"He just provides our school with a safe environment and a sense of security," said Nancy Booth, with the Youth Service Center.

Deputy Glenn Woodard has been the school's resource officer for two years.

"Everybody just loves him. He's a wonderful mentor. He's a wonderful role model for our students," said Booth.

On top of serving and protecting, Deputy Woodard makes his presence known outside of his uniform.

"School resource officers have every opportunity to establish rapport with students," said Deputy Woodard.

"He has always just been there for me, no matter if it was outside of school or inside of school. He's just been there," said Miranda Stagner.

The deputy serves on the school's advisory council.

He's a strength coach for the basketball team and he helps the Youth Service Center with its Fatal Experience Driving Simulator.

"Drinking and driving is one that I think teenagers today are faced with even more so than when I was coming up," said Deputy Woodard.

Deputy Woodard was also awarded the Region Two School Resource Officer of the Year

"It just seems like we get awarded for going above and beyond. I just think I did my job," said Deputy Woodard.

Many of the students feel like they can go to Deputy Woodard with any of their problems.

"It's just a great relationship to have with somebody at school that's an adult," said Zac Lancaster.

On top of making the school a safer place, Deputy Woodard, has started a program called Young Men of Distinction," where he mentors teens.

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