The City of Harrison Police Department includes three officers dedicated to protecting and serving the community's youngest citizens at local schools. School Resource Officers Jennifer Coyle, Jamie Bastin and Nick Lutterbie perform a variety of duties and are cross-trained to serve at local school buildings. It's not unusual to see the officers greeting students as they arrive, directing traffic and coordinating safety drills, but these are just some of their responsibilities.
Officer Jennifer Coyle joined the Harrison Police Department in 1996 and is serving her first year as the school resource officer at Harrison Junior High School. Officer Coyle enjoys making positive contact with 1,100 students who attend the school. She has spent her police career in Harrison after earning a bachelor's in criminal justice at University of Cincinnati. "I love our school," Officer Coyle said. "I love our kids and our community."
Officer Jamie Bastin joined the Harrison Police Department in 2007 after serving about seven years with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. He worked as an electrician for several years after he graduated from Harrison High School in 1993. Officer Bastin enjoys working with the 1,200 students at the high school and being involved with school activities.
Officer Nick Lutterbie joined the Harrison Police Department in 2016 and has served as a school resource officer for four years. Currently he is stationed at three elementary schools: Miami Whitewater Elementary, Harrison Elementary and St. John the Baptist School. Before coming to Harrison, Officer Lutterbie served two years at the Ross Township Police Department and before that, he worked as a mechanic.