Stephanie Rangel (2001)
North Thurston Public Schools would like to welcome Stephanie Rangel, new Student Resource Officer (SRO) for Timberline, Komachin, Aspire, Lakes and Chambers Prairie. Officer Rangel is very familiar with the Lacey community as well as North Thurston Public schools as she is a graduate of River Ridge High School and also was a student at Seven Oaks and Nisqually. After high school Rangel attended South Sound Community College and then Central Washington University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
In high school, Rangel played volleyball, basketball and fastpitch all four years. “I enjoyed my time in high school and I learned a lot about being motivated and taking control of my own achievements,” said Rangel.
Rangel chose to work for the Lacey Police Department because of her long time ties and connection with the community. When Rangel works on patrol, a large majority of her duties include responding to 911 calls as well as performing proactive enforcement including traffic stops, DUI emphasis, contacting people in the community and business checks.
“As a School Resource officer I have learned my duties continue to be upholding law and order but also include a lot of education during instances where an arrest may not be the best solution,” explains Rangel. At school students are expected to provide a safe learning environment for others and themselves. “My goal is to work with students and staff to come up with resolutions to problems that may assist them in being successful.”
In her free time, Rangel enjoys scrapbooking, snow and water skiing, working out and spending time with her family. Her favorite foods include Butterfingers and pizza.
“My advice for students is to treat others how you want to be treated. Keep in mind the internet is a permanent record and be careful what you put on it. And finally, a quote I like, “Don’t get upset with people or situations. Both are powerless without your reaction.”
Last Modified on September 30, 2014