Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff Mark Nelson has been selected as Corinth’s School Resource Officer, a new position that was approved in the 2018-19 school budget.
Deputy Nelson has worked in law enforcement for 22 years. He also served in the U.S. Navy from 1992 until 1999 when he joined the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Nelson also received an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and Criminal Justice from SUNY Adirondack.
“As an SRO in the Corinth Schools, I hope to bring a feeling of safety and security for the students and staff,” said Deputy Nelson. “When the students arrive in the morning and see that there is a uniformed police officer in the building, my hope is that it will decrease any anxiety they may have.”
In addition to his years of service in law enforcement, Deputy Nelson is also an active part of the Corinth community, having been a resident of Corinth for approximately 17 years.
The hope is that Deputy Nelson will be seen as an integral member of the Corinth school community, known to students and staff alike by assisting administration and providing security for students.
“I am excited about my new adventure and look forward with working with both the students and the school staff,” said Deputy Nelson.
District administrators and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office selected Deputy Nelson from a field of candidates who were interviewed.