Santa Ana Police Department
Santa Ana, Calif. — May 1, 2018 — Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), a renowned public charter school located in midtown Santa Ana, and the Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) have entered an agreement to provide school policing and safety services to the campus, students and staff. The three-year contract includes the hiring of a dedicated sworn police officer to serve as a school resource officer. Officer Sonia Rojo has been selected by a two-panel process facilitated by both parties to fill this role.
Officer Rojo began working as a police officer in Santa Ana in 2010. Since then, she has worked in a variety of capacities, including patrol officer, special enforcement officer and her current assignment of detective. She has received extensive training in narcotics investigation and drug abuse recognition, uniformed response to active shooters, and has completed the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Academy. She will begin her assignment at OCSA on May 9, 2018. Officer Rojo will be an active part of the school’s overall safety and security program, help to coordinate efforts with OCSA security personnel, help protect the school’s property and resources, monitor pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and maintain the safety and security of students and staff. Continue reading