Samuel Leahy Sworn in as Chief of Avon School Police Department

Writer / Kevin Carr
Photography ProvidedSamuel Leahy

Avon Community School Corporation has hired Samuel Leahy to serve as chief of the Avon School Police Department. The Avon Board of School Trustees approved the recommendation to hire Leahy after he completed an extensive interview process, in which Avon Police Department leaders played a critical role alongside district leaders. Hendricks County Superior Court Judge Rhett Stuard was present to swear in Chief Leahy.

Samuel Leahy“I am excited to welcome Chief Leahy to Avon Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Scott Wyndham. “Chief Leahy comes to us not only as an exceptional law enforcement officer, but as a school resource officer (SRO) who has built a reputation for caring deeply for, and working effectively with, students. He is going to be an excellent addition to the Avon School Police Department.”

Leahy began serving in law enforcement in 2011. He has been an SRO in the Brownsburg Community School Corporation since 2014. He brings his experience, knowledge of best practices in school safety, extensive work in de-escalation, and track record of building effective working relationships with students, staff and administrators.

Leahy joins his wife, Amanda, a longtime math teacher at Avon High School, as an employee of Avon schools. Leahy began his duties in December.Samuel Leahy

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