School Resource Officer


School Resource Officers work toward educating students in the safest possible environment and also ensures a first responder to emergencies. The Deputy Sheriff, as a School Resource Officer, is involved in Parent and Student Organizations, attends sporting events at the school, and presents many Law Enforcement Education and Diversion programs, including the Officer Phil Program in the elementary levels throughout the County of Erie.

José Montes
School Resource Officer
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School Resource Officer José Montes joined the District in 2017. Montes began his career in Law Enforcement after attending a Correctional Officer Training Academy in Tucson, AZ. After graduating from the Academy, he was stationed at a State Correctional Facility outside of Phoenix. Shortly later, he traded in the weather and started working with the Erie County Prison as a Correctional Officer and then the Erie County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2014, Montes has served in a variety of roles within the Sheriff’s Office and now serves as School Resource Officer for General McLane School District.

Montes is one of seven Deputy Sheriffs who work full-time as a School Resource Officer through the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

General McLane has had a School Resource Officer since 2001.