by Eric Ginsburg


There are a lot of things that are part of Officer OE Hudson Jr.’s work that don’t exactly appear in his job description as a school resource officer at Western Guilford High School, like being the head track coach and the assistant football coach, participating in the PTSO, being an advisor to Anytown, working with the Fatherhood Program and organizing a drive to help the family of displaced students Hudson, an eight-year veteran of the Greensboro Police Department, was named School Resource Officer of the Year by the state last month for his actions.

“I didn’t do any heroic deeds or major arrests, but the little things that police officers do and don’t get any credit for,” he said in a press release. “The best part of being a SRO is the relationships you build with the community, which include the students, their families and the school staff. Once you build those relationships, it makes your job much easier and more pleasurable.”

The department noted that it is the second year in a row that one of its officers received the award: It went to Officer CM Roulhac last year for his work at Smith High School.