GHS SRO Recognition

Former GHS SRO Recognized
This is the image for the news article titled Former GHS SRO Recognized This week, the Wayne County Board of Education recognized Goldsboro Police Officer Nicki Artis for his years of service as a School Resource Officer at Goldsboro High School. Officer Artis, a staple of Goldsboro High, spent over 13 years at the school serving as the School Resource Officer. He was recently promoted to a liaison position between Goldsboro Police Department and Goldsboro Parks and Recreation.

Officer Artis began his career helping others as a Children’s Crisis Specialist at Eastern Wayne High School. After three years in this position, he transitioned from education to law enforcement as an officer with the Goldsboro Police Department. In 2004, he was named School Resource Officer at Goldsboro High. During his tenure, he provided more than just school security. Officer Artis built relationships with students and served as a mentor, role model, and strong advocate for students.

It is worth noting that while serving as a School Resource Officer, Officer Artis coordinated all security for school district events held within the city of Goldsboro. He also served the Board of Education from 2010-2016, by providing security at all monthly Board meetings. Through his role with the Goldsboro Police Department, Officer Artis has also worked to be active in the community. In addition to serving as a Board member for the Wayne Uplift Resource Association from 2004 through 2015, Officer Artis has spent the past 7 years serving as a Board member for the North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers.

“Officer Artis, on behalf of the Board, we would like to congratulate you on your recent promotion,” stated Board Chair, Particia Burden, during the recognition. “We would also like to thank you for all that you did for Wayne County Public Schools, this Board of Education, and most importantly Goldsboro High as a school resource officer to support the students and staff at that school each and every day you were there.”

During the recognition, Mr. Artis was joined by his family, Goldsboro Police Chief, Mike West, and friends, including retired WCPS superintendent, Dr. Steven Taylor.

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