Hendersonville Police Officer Named NC School Resource Officer of the Year

On July 12, 2021, the North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers (NCARSO) awarded 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. 

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 Blair Myhand and Captain Rich Olsen attended the ceremony held in Wilmington, NC.