Streator Officer Jordan Risley has been helping students stay safe and on track for the last three years as Streator Elementary District 44′s school resource officer.
Risley serves all three schools in the district. His main focus is working with school and district administrations to maintain the safety of the students. In addition to that, Risley mentors students, monitors truancy and tries to make school a positive environment for the students. Risley also works with administration, teaching staff and support services staff to help with any other students’ needs that come along throughout the school day.
According to Risley the most noticeable difference between this school year and past years has been the social aspects of the student’s lives.
“Students are constantly expressing how they’ve missed their friends, their teachers, sports, and clubs,” Risley said. “The district’s staff’s continuous commitment to creating a safe and assuring atmosphere for our students needs to be recognized. In many of my conversations with students, all of them have expressed someone they are comfortable communicating with if they are having a problem. Knowing our schools have had this kind of positive influence on our students, is really something to be proud of.”
Risley is a Streator native and obtained an associate degree in criminal justice from IVCC. Growing up, Risley was drawn to work in the emergency services field and community service. He enjoys working with others and representing his community. He has spent the last 13 years in law enforcement.
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