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Hoover, Alabama 35216
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Nicholas C. Derzis, Chief of Police

Contact: Officer Brian Hale

July, 28 2017

Chief Derzis receives honor from NASRO

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) recently honored Chief Derzis by naming one of its annual awards after him. This award recognizes individuals for their contributions and dedication to a school resource officer program and the many children, parents, and faculty members of their communities and schools.

This year NASRO presented the Chief Nicholas C. Derzis Safe Schools Leadership Award to four recipients from across the country.

From NASRO’s press release:
“Chief Nicholas C. Derzis, Hoover Police Department, Hoover, Alabama, for whom NASRO named the award this year. This is only the fourth time in NASRO’s 27-year history that the organization has named one of its awards for an individual. In 2003, NASRO recognized Derzis’ department as a model SRO agency. The success of its SRO program is a direct result of the leadership Derzis provided. His commitment to school safety extends well beyond the city of Hoover, which is demonstrated by his service on the NASRO board of directors since 2006. Derzis’ work has led to many positive school safety initiatives across the country.”

Read the full release

About NASRO:
The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is dedicated to making schools and children safer by providing the highest quality training to school-based law enforcement officers.

NASRO, the world’s leader in school-based policing, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 for school-based law enforcement officers, school administrators and school security and/or safety professionals who work as partners to protect schools and their students, faculty and staff members.

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