School district bids farewell to SRO supervisor

The Cheatham County School District says farewell to Sgt. Chris Gilmore, who supervises our School Resource Officer program.

Gilmore has accepted a new position with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office as a Law Enforcement Liaison “LEL.” He begins his new job on Monday, Feb. 18.

In his new role, he will work with law enforcement agencies in Upper Middle Tennessee in coordinating traffic safety programs.

Gilmore was one of the first three original SROs, who started the program in 2011 and was assigned to the north cluster. Three years later, he was promoted to supervisor of the program.

Tony Pierce, the SRO at Cheatham County Central High School, will take over Gilmore’s position. Jesse James will replace Pierce at CCCHS.

A farewell luncheon was held Wednesday, Feb. 13 for Gilmore.

Gilmore said he’s excited about his new position with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office.

“This is a great opportunity for me and my family. I am passionate about traffic safety, and look forward to continuing this mission in my new job.”

Gilmore said working in the Cheatham County School District was an honor.

“It was a great experience and opportunity to work with the youth in this county. The SRO program, School District and Sheriff’s Office have offered me lots of opportunities, and I have created many friendships. I look forward to bringing traffic safety programs to the county in another capacity,” he said.

Gilmore added: “We have a great group of officers in our schools who will continue to do great things with our SRO program.”