School Resource Officers (SRO) are important partners for our school system and the community as they foster a peaceful and respectful learning environment for all students by developing and maintaining positive relationships with teachers and students that help prevent and reduce school violence. These on-duty City of Calhoun Police Officers work full-time at each of our three campuses as part of our partnership with the Calhoun Police Department.
For the upcoming school year, the new Chief of Police, Tony Pyle, has designated an additional officer, Officer Adam Kilgore, as a School Resource Officer for the Calhoun Primary and Elementary School Complex. Officer Kilgore will join Officer Mark Waycaster to support the PreK, Primary/Elementary Complex and Middle/High Campus.
"We are so excited to continue the strong partnership with Calhoun's Police Department. The Mayor and Council have shared the cost of our present SRO for the past several years and recognize that we are in need of additional support. We are extremely appreciative of this partnership. We have also designated each campus as a Calhoun Police Precinct to offer additional support and visibility of our community's local law enforcement. School safety is a shared responsibility by all of us. We appreciate our students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members all serving as a team to help keep our children safe.” Stated School Superintendent, Dr. Michele Taylor.
Officer Mark Waycaster
Officer Mark Waycaster, who began his career in law enforcement in 1995, has been with the Calhoun Police Department since 2006. He has been serving as the Calhoun City Schools’ SRO since 2014 and was recently assigned to Calhoun Middle and High School. Prior to being the School Resource Officer, he worked as a patrol officer and Assistant Commander for Calhoun Police Department’s Special Ops Division. Officer Waycaster and his wife Gayle have a fifteen year old son, Cameron, who attends Calhoun High School.
Officer Adam Kilgore
Officer Adam Kilgore is assigned to Calhoun PreK, Primary and Elementary Campuses. Officer Kilgore whose career began in 1997 in Public Safety for Murray County transferred to Calhoun Police Department in 2006. Officer Kilgore has served our community working both day and night shift patrols, the Traffic Enforcement Division, Criminal Investigations Division, and now as a School Resource Officer. He and his wife, Terri, have nine-year-old triplet boys and live on his family farm in Chatsworth, Georgia.