September 17, 2019

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Officer Brandin Noland named new high school SRO

Brandin Noland

Officer Brandin Noland is the new School Resource Officer for Crook County High School, Pioneer High School, Rimrock Trails and COIC.

Officer Noland, a veteran police officer with more than 12 years of experience, has served as the Prineville Police Department detective and as a SWAT officer. He replaces Officer Jordan Zamora, who is now a patrol officer.

Officer Noland attended CCHS before serving in the U.S. Army for 12 years, including a tour in Iraq as a combat infantry.

As the SRO, his main duty is to protect and keep students safe. He also assists the staff and administrators with any legal issues that arise in the schools.

Officer Noland has three daughters, and he says he accepted this position to help keep students safe.

Meet Jason Ritter


Meet Jason Ritter, the new Student Services Coordinator at Crook County High School, where he is responsible for building management. He supports students and staff on disciplinary issues, brings positive behavioral supports to students, and promotes school initiatives such as positive behavior intervention, AVID and CharacterStrong. He says care, compassion, relationships and accountability are all critical components of his position. He will partner with students, staff and parents to help all students be successful and to accomplish their dreams. Mr. Ritter spent the last two years coordinating the Redmond School District’s alternative education program at Redmond High School. He spent 13 years working as a teacher and English Language Acquisition Specialist in the Salem area before relocating to Powell Butte. From 2014-2017, he taught social studies at CCHS. Mr. Ritter and his wife have five children who are active in 4-H. He enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking and loves languages, travel and culture. He is thrilled to be back and fully vested in the community. He says the opportunity to return and serve the students and staff of CCHS feels like a privilege and an incredible head start on what he expects is going to be a wonderful year. Welcome to CCHS, Mr. Ritter!