From Newark Police
The Newark Police Department, in partnership with the Newark Unified School District, is pleased to announce that Reserve Police Officer Phil Holland has graciously volunteered his time to be a resource at our elementary schools a couple of days each week.
Holland, who spent over 30 years with both the Oakland and Newark Police Departments before retiring and becoming a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Newark, spear-headed this idea and has been working closely with the Special Enforcement Team (SET) and school administrators for the past few months to set this plan in motion.
Holland will began spending time on our elementary campuses helping students, greetings families, and serving as a resource to our schools on Monday.
We are very excited to have Reserve Officer Holland working with our schools in this capacity.
Editor's note: This report from Newark Police was lightly edited.