Robbie McClure has the kind of job everyone dreams of.

It isn’t the fact he works in law enforcement that makes his job so perfect but rather it is one in which he truly loves.

“I love the kids and I love the environment in which I work,” said McClure Wednesday afternoon. “The kids are priceless.”

The cherry on top for McClure is times when he is recognized for his work. The members of the Meridian/Lauderdale Crime Stoppers did just that when they named McClure as the Crime Stopper of the Year in a ceremony held at the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation on Front Street.

“Dep. McClure has been instrumental in developing crisis plans for the schools,” said Calhoun.

McClure has been a deputy with the LCSD for seven years and in that time he has been a school resource officer for the Lauderdale County School District. He is currently assigned to Southeast Lauderdale High School.

Calhoun pointed out McClure has been exceptional in his dealings with the students at the school, teachers and administrators. In an age when school security is so important, McClure has been that adult presence that has brought calm, law enforcement expertise and professionalism to the job.

“There are three other officers such as me in the school system and I think they are just as deserving,” said McClure. “I’m just honored to be recognized in this way.”

Sheriff Billy Sollie, who was the first DARE officer in the Southeastern United States in 1986, said he understood the importance of McClure and all the other school resource officers.

“You really can’t gauge how important an officer like Dep. McClure is,” said Sollie. “I think Southeast Lauderdale appreciates the job he does and that speaks for itself.”

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