School Safety

Officer Jesse Ceron

Officer Jesse Ceron “I want to reach out to kids no matter who they are … I want them to know they can be successful,” says Jesse Ceron as to why he works for Clovis Unified as a law enforcement officer and why he volunteers at his assigned school, Kastner Intermediate, as a school club advisor.

It’s people like Jesse and the 15 other sworn police officers who make up the Clovis Unified police force, serve as positive role models to students, keep a sharp eye on CUSD schools and ensure campuses are welcoming, secure places for students to learn.

Officer Ceron has been with the district for 12 years. Before that he worked for Fresno PD and Parlier PD. In addition to his regular daily policing duties at Kastner, like patrolling the grounds and parking lots, training staff and coordinating emergency drills, Officer Ceron serves as a mentor to many students. He spends time getting to know them, talking with them and guiding them.  

“I’m here as a support. I know all the real work is done in the classrooms,” he says humbly. But he, too, has a large impact on students in his “classroom.”

For three years he has been the advisor of the school’s Latino Club, which has a growing membership in part due to his popularity, of 110 students of all races. “I saw this as an opportunity to interact with kids,” he says.

Clovis Unified police officers apply the same philosopgy throughout the district. “They not only provide a safety net for our campuses,” says Steve France who oversees CUSD’s Police Services, “but they are also in a position to build positive relationships with our students and serve as role models across the district. They are a real asset.”

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  • Every CUSD secondary campus has an officer dedicated to it. A team of officers serve the elementary schools. Three new officers were added to the force last year due to feedback from parents and the community. Every school has 16 to 32 cameras strategically located, and each school has a Comprehensive School Site Safety Plan.
  • Clovis Unified has 16 sworn police officers who are POST – Police Officer Standards and Training – certified. On average, they each have 22 years at previous law enforcement agencies.
  • In addition to conducting ongoing trainings with staff at schools and offices, CUSD Police Services partner with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to keep schools safe.
  • ALL schools are trained in Situational Awareness and
    Active Intruder Training.

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