|Cpl. Josh Kesner, Prevention Resource Officer
Hampshire High School
Cpl. Kesner is Hampshire County's Prevention Resource Officer. He is
stationed full time at Hampshire High School. Cpl. Kesner has been with the
Hampshire County Sheriff's Office since December 2010. He graduated from
the WV State Police Academy in April of 2011. Prior to his appointment as
PRO, Cpl. Kesner worked as a patrol officer, and on the drug and violent crime
task force. He is also a certified D.A.R.E. Officer.
The PRO Program places certified WV Police Officers, who are also
certified Prevention Resource Officers, in local middle and high schools.
The officer maintains an office in the school, is in the school 40 hours per
week, attends extra-curricular activities, facilitates classes on non-traditional
educational topics; such as juvenile law, domestic violence, underage
drinking, drug and alcohol prevention, and child abuse and neglect. They
work on safety issues at the school, prevention, learning more about youth
and interaction with them.