School Safety Information

School Resource Officer

Corporal Gerrod Visel

Deputy Gerrod Visel and K-9 Karn

Corporal Gerrod Visel is truly a homegrown School Resource Officer. He graduated from Dexter High School in 1994 and lives here with his family.

Visel earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Ferris State University. He has been with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office for twenty years, fifteen of them in the K-9 unit. K-9 partner Karn joins Visel on the job.

Corporal Visel's main office is at the high school but he works in all of the buildings. 
Contact Information:
(734)424-4100 ext. 7228 

Washtenaw County

School Liaison Officer Program

The School Liaison Officer Program is part of a cooperative effort between education, law enforcement, and the community.  The program promotes positive and effective communication between youth, teachers and law enforcement.

The goals of the program are:

  • Create a safer school environment by: 
    • Encouraging more positive attitudes towards rules, laws and society; 
    • Supporting conflict resolution and the responsibilities of citizenship; 
    • Teaching young people the concepts of the criminal justice system, objectives of law enforcement--as it regards public and individual safety; 
    • Assisting in the prevention of delinquency and criminal activity among young people. 
  • Dispel misconceptions about law enforcement and society; 
  • Act as a sounding board for student and parent concerns; 
  • Act as liaison with courts, social services and other community programs; 
  • Be a resource for information and community presenters. 

For more information about the program, please visit their website

MCL 29.19 mandates that districts post documentation about school safety drills on their websites. 

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  • District Offices
    Copeland Administrative Building
    7714 Ann Arbor Street
    Dexter, MI 48130
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    Dexter, MI 48130 
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