By Irma Widjojo,
Vallejo schools have a new addition.
It’s not a new teacher or student — but an officer.
Nearly seven years after the program was scraped in 2008 due to budgetary issues, Vallejo police Officer Craig Long has been named the city’s School Resource Officer as of the beginning of the year.
Long, 29, has been with the department for a little less than a year, hailing from the El Cerrito Police Department, where he was a full-time patrol, and later traffic, officer since 2011.
He said when the application for the program opened up, he took the opportunity.
“I thought it’d be challenging, but it’ll be worthwhile,” said Long, who is also a U.S. Marine Corps captain and soon-to-be father.