High School Resource Officer praises Handle with Care program

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – During the Ball Toyota family, Handle with Care, and United Way partnership announcement on Thursday morning, statewide and county law enforcement officials, and public officials testified to the effectiveness of the Handle with Care program. 

Handle with Care is a program which facilitates a network of coordinators who work hand in hand with law enforcement and West Virginia Public Schools. If a law enforcement officer encounters a child during a call, that child’s name is forwarded to the school and delivered to the teacher before the end of the day.

Fayette County Lieutenant Jess McMullen says the program has worked well for Oak Hill High School. 

“The respond has been great especially from my standpoint as being a Resource Officer in Oak Hill high school. From my standpoint it has been a huge benefit,” said Mcmullen. 

To learn more, you can visit handlewithcarewv.org.