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Back to school for Indio PD

All of the Desert Sands Unified School District schools in Indio returned in-person on August 18, 2021. Indio Police Department's School Resource Officers were excited to help welcome all of the students back to campus. Indio P.D. has a few new faces assigned to our School Resource Officer unit this year that we would like to introduce to our community!

Please join us in welcoming the following officers for the 2021-2022 School year:

  • Officer Abe Plata is assigned to Amistad High School. "It’s exciting to see the positive energy from the school staff and students at Amistad High School," said Officer Plata. "We look forward to having a great year!"
  • Officer Javier Romero is assigned to Shadow Hills High School and Desert Ridge Academy.
  • Officer Nicholas Herington is assigned to Thomas Jefferson Middle, Indio Middle, and John Glenn Middle Schools.
  • Officer Felipe Escalante is assigned to Indio High School. "Being a School Resource Officer allows me to be a mentor/counselor and role mole for the youth," he added. "Building rapport with the youth is priceless and will positively affect the youth's life. It also allows humanizing the badge based on the interactions officers have with students and staff."

We would like to wish all of our Indio SRO’s, students, and school faculty an incredible school year!

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