The School Resource Officer , Dsgt Adam Hampton, is assigned part-time to the Pascack Valley/Hillsdale School System and plays an integral part of the day-to-day interaction between the youth of the community and the police department. In an effort to have a police officer readily available in the schools, and to have a police officer able to mingle with students on a regular basis, forming a rapport with the student body, the School Resource Officer position was created and instituted in the Boro of Hillsdale. Dsgt Hampton reports daily to the Pascack Valley Regional High School and the Boro's grammar and middle schools, performing a variety of tasks from crisis intervention to truancy investigations. Dsgt Hampton's role is extensive, as he offers much to the student body, faculty and staff of the Boro's schools. Dsgt Hamptons many years of patrol experience as well as years of instructing DARE and other programs made him a clear choice for the position; he offers much to the school and its students as their new School Resource Officer. As a consistent, positive influence in their lives, Dsgt Hampton spends the entire school year with the youth of Hillsdale. Dsgt Hampton fosters a friendly environment with the students, having a clear open-door policy at his office located on campus at PVHS.