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Hendersonville officer named N.C. SRO of the Year

Hendersonville Police Department Officer Joreeca Dinnall stands with Hendersonville Police Chief Blair Myhand and Captain Rich Olsen Hendersonville Police Department Officer Joreeca Dinnall stands with Hendersonville Police Chief Blair Myhand and Captain Rich Olsen

The North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers (NCARSO) on Monday awarded Hendersonville Police Department Officer Joreeca Dinnall the C.C. McGee School Resource Officer of the Year award.

Officer Dinnall was recognized at the NCASRO Conference.
“Officer Dinnall embodies exactly what kind of person and officer an SRO should be,” said Hendersonville Police Chief Blair Myhand. “She builds relationships with her students inside and outside of the classroom and represents the Hendersonville Police Department with professionalism. Anyone who interacts with Officer Dinnall can see what a big heart she has for serving others in our community.”
Officer Dinnall serves as the Hendersonville High School SRO. In 2020, she assisted a juvenile experiencing a mental health crisis. Her compassionate response to the situation combined with her dedication to HHS, the Hendersonville Police Department and serving the community led to her nomination and recognition, according to a press release from the City of Hendersonville announcing her award.
Each year, the North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers recognizes the C.C. McGee School Resource Officer of the Year for their outstanding contributions to their school, law enforcement agency, and community. This award is named in honor of the late C.C. McGee, a former Assistant Sheriff of Forsyth County, a founding member of, and a Past President of NCASRO.
Chief Myhand and Captain Rich Olsen attended the ceremony held in Wilmington.