I worked in public safety for 30 years, and the role of our public safety officers (police, firefighters, emergency medical service providers) is felt everyday throughout our community. School safety is critical for our students. School Resource Officers (SROs) are the best asset we have to protect our children. We need to continue to fund our local law enforcement agencies in order to provide these officers in our local schools. As our Governor continues to aggressively battle against the opioid and heroin crisis, remember that our public safety officers are on the front lines. We need to continue to provide state resources to support our public safety officers, combat this crisis, and use the tools that have had an impact on our local communities – opioid education and treatment.