SRO Joe Mogollon – Weston Police Department
My name is Officer Joe Mogollon and I have been a member of the Weston Police Department since 2005. I was chosen in 2016 by the Weston Police Chief to become the first School Resource Officer for the Weston Public Schools. As an integral member of the Weston Public Schools I serve as a liaison between the police department, faculty, and students. My goal is to foster a spirit of cooperation and trust by building relationships, connecting youth with services, providing education geared toward positive behavior, and coordinating district safety plans.
At the beginning of my police career, we began dealing with the new issue of Social Media that was in its infancy stage. I was very interested in this new type of technology. I joined the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and was invited to participate in Cyber Crimes training with the FBI. In 2011, the local Secret Service Office sponsored me to attend the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama, where I learned how to do thorough computer forensics investigations. I am a certified computer forensics examiner and serve with the Technical Investigations Unit of Southwest CT. This unit, comprised of investigators from towns and cities in Fairfield County, processes a variety of computer crime cases across the county.
My responsibilities as an SRO are similar to regular police officers in that I have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within my jurisdiction. Beyond law enforcement I also serve as an educator, emergency manager, and informal counselor.
Click here for SRO Joe Mogollon’s website: https://sro.westonps.org/