Oct. 21, New OCS School Safety Administrator

Dear Oxford Schools Community,

We are pleased to announce that James Vernier has been chosen to join the Oxford Community Schools District as the new School Safety Administrator.  Mr. Vernier has an extensive background in public safety and law enforcement as a police officer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University. He served the Oak Park Department of Public Safety since 1998 in many capacities including several years as a School Liaison Officer for the Oak Park School District. In 2014, he was named Sergeant and served at that level until retiring from the police force this year.  Some of his many certifications include, but are not limited to, Crisis Negotiations with the FBI, National Incident Management System - Incident Command, Police Supervision, Fire Command Officer, Leadership of Police Supervisors, Accident Investigator, and Active Shooter Response. 

We are excited to have Mr. Vernier become a part of our team.  We are confident that his considerable knowledge and experience will help us to continue prioritizing student and staff safety which is paramount in the fulfillment of our educational mission.  Mr. Vernier will begin his role as the OCS School Safety Administrator on Monday, October 24, 2022.


Ken Weaver