AMELIA KUNHARDT/The Patriot Ledger
Randolph Officer Scott Sherman, the new school resource officer at Randolph High School.
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 10, 2008 @ 12:17 PM
Last update Oct 10, 2008 @ 12:22 PM
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"This is one of the best jobs in the department because you're involved in the schools, the police and the courts."
"I try to keep the students from making mistakes that affect their futures, both academically and personally."
I really enjoy working with all my fellow officers to help the community and have a positive impact."
"I like to defuse situations with humor."
HIRED IN RANDOLPH 2003
BIO: Sherman worked as an insurance investigator and a paralegal before starting his police career. He grew up in Quincy. A married father of two, Sherman was a patrol officer until April, when he was made resource officer for the Randolph Community Middle School. During the summer, Sherman is part of the police department's Youth Violence and Street Crimes unit.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A lawyer
What would you have been if not a police officer: A lawyer
Best advice you ever got: "Never spend more than you earn. Never buy on credit. Buy in bulk."
Person who gave it to you: His grandfather Al
What do you do in your spare time? Read, especially history; follow the Boston Celtics; coach his daughter's basketball team.