My name is Patrolman Henry (Hank) McLaughlin of the Harrison Township Police Department and I am the School Resource Officer (SRO) and LEAD Instructor at the Pleasant Valley School. I graduated from Wilmington University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I have been serving Harrison Township since December of 2015.
My law enforcement career began at the Sea Isle City (NJ) Police Department in April of 2013. At Sea Isle City, I worked as a part-time police officer, volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT), and a part-time police dispatcher until April of 2015. I was also employed at the Somerdale (NJ) Police Department from May of 2015 until I was hired at the Harrison Township Police Department.
In the 2018/2019 school year, I look forward to building relationships with the staff, students, and parents. My role as an SRO includes school safety, being a positive role model, and increasing the visibility and the accessibility of the police to the school community.