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"Harvey's knowledge and expertise will greatly assist the association, and SROs as well as parents and students by being the point of contact if the need arises. Harvey is always there to lend that helping hand."
Elected to the state board of directors by her peers, association vice-president Justin Grogan said the honor, "... is a testament to her character and ethics as a police officer. We are really glad she is on [our board]."
Harvey, who serves Community schools in Unionville, was named SRO of the Year last year.
One of Bedford County's first student resource officers, she has been a law enforcement officer in Bedford County since the mid-1990s, and her career has gravitated toward serving youth. She began teaching D.A.R.E. classes in 1998, and became the county's third SRO in 2001.
"I feel like this is one of the biggest achievements of my life," said Harvey in an earlier interview. "I feel that God put me at Community for a reason. I love working with the administration and staff -- they are like my family."
"We are extremely proud of Tracey," said Sheriff Randall Boyce. "She is a great example of what the SRO program was designed to do. She has taken her job to heart, and we always know we can count on her."
"With three schools, Tracey has a lot on her plate," said Capt. Tony Barrett. Harvey invests time in students at Community Elementary, Middle and High Schools. "She has really stepped up, but she handles it all very well."
Harvey began her duties with the organization in June. Visit the TnSRO website at www.tnsro.org