In celebration of Black History Month this year, the Lancaster City Police would like to highlight one of our active officers, Michael Hyson, who has spent over the last 20 years giving back to the community he grew up in!
Officer Hyson first started his service by enlisting in the US military. While deployed, he was briefly assigned to the military police where he felt the gratifying experience of responding to emergencies, preventing crime, and protecting the lives of civilians and military personnel.
After completing his military commitment, Officer Hyson transitioned into a law enforcement career. He chose to continue his service as a police officer in his hometown and became a Lancaster City police officer in 2001.
When the School Resource Officer (SRO) position became available at Lincoln Middle School, Officer Hyson thought this would be a great way to give back to his Alma mater. He’s currently been serving as an SRO for over four years in the School District of Lancaster.
SROs promote and maintain a secure educational environment and create positive connections between the police and youth by serving as teachers, counselors, and law enforcement officers.
Every day, Officer Hyson makes a positive impact by getting to know Lincoln Middle School students, helping them throughout the school day, and making them feel comfortable when approaching a police officer.
He loves watching the students transform into productive and respected members of our community and seeing the impact the SROs had in helping them reach their full potential.
As someone raised in Lancaster City, Officer Hyson appreciates being able to relate to residents when discussing issues in the community. He hopes his students consider becoming police officers when they grow up to help keep Lancaster a safe place for the next generation.
If you or someone you know wants to continue making Lancaster a safe city to live, work, and thrive in, go to our website to learn more! https://lcbpcareers.com/