Shane Gardner (left), Manager of School Safety and Security, congratulates Jamal McKenzie (right) on being chosen Security Officer of the Year from among 3,000 candidates statewide.

Congratulations to Jamal McKenzie, Campus Security Officer for Union High School, in Evergreen Public Schools. McKenzie was awarded Security Officer of the Year by the Washington School Safety Organization for his ability to develop effective communications with and ensure the safety of the students and staff in his charge. McKenzie was selected among 3,000 nominations statewide. The Washington School Safety Organizations goal is to unite security professionals, educators, and law enforcement to develop effective community partnerships; with a strong network of experts who share this goal, and through advanced training.