Adam Winkler, of the Pulaski Police Department, is the new school resource officer for the Pulaski Community School District.
The PCSD contracts with the Village of Pulaski for the position. Winkler will replace officer Jim Tinlin, who plans to retire on Aug. 15 after 19 years as school resource officer. Winkler starts in his new position in May and will train with Tinlin prior to his retirement. Tinlin has 25 years of total service with the Pulaski Police Department and 40 years total in law enforcement.
Raider, the police department's K-9 dog, will be retired when Tinlin retires. The Pulaski Police Department is raising funds to purchase a new K-9 dog and while it will be used in PCSD schools, it will not be assigned with the new liaison officer.
"I am excited for the opportunity to work with Adam in his new position of school resource officer," said PCSD director of Student Services Lisa Misco. "His previous experience, personality and passion for working with students will certainly make him an asset to our school district," she added.
Winkler worked with the Forest County Sheriff’s Department for eight years prior to being hired by the Pulaski Police Department in July 2016.
“Officer Winkler will do a great job as a school resource officer, and he will be able to fulfill his dream to become a school resource officer,” said police chief Mark Hendzel.