Hunter Micolichek is the new part-time school resource officer for the Pulaski Community School District.
“We are excited to have Hunter Micolichek back in our school community as a school resource officer,” said Nicole Borley, Student Services director. “Hunter is great at developing relationships and is a positive role model for students in the school environment and in the community. He is eager to mentor, serve and provide early interventions in our school community,” she added.
Micolichek is a 2015 Pulaski High School graduate and a graduate of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Law Enforcement Academy. He joined the Pulaski Police Department in March after serving as a corrections officer for the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.
"I am grateful for all of the opportunities this community has given me,” Micolichek said. “I am willing to do whatever it takes to be successful with my position with the Pulaski Police Department and my new position with the Pulaski Community School District."
Micolichek said he has three goals for the position. He wants to:
● continue as a positive role model for all the students in the PCSD. “I am going into this position with the mentality of no child left behind,” he said.
● build relationships with the students’ parents and the staff within the district.
● be visible and approachable at all times within the school.
“Hunter was raised in Pulaski and is already well integrated into the community through his work with youth wrestlers,” said superintendent Bec Kurzynske. “We believe he will be able to make a positive difference right from the start,” she said.
Currently, he is an assistant PHS and PACE wrestling coach for the district. The fact that many students already know him will be beneficial, he said. “I want the kids to be able to come to me if they need any help,” he said.
Micolichek will provide 10 to 13 hours of weekly service to the district including 2.5 hours at Fairview Elementary, 2.5 hours at Lannoye Elementary and five hours at Hillcrest Elementary. He will also assist full-time school liaison officer Adam Winkler at the direction of the district. Winkler works with students at PHS, PCMS and Glenbrook and Sunnyside elementary schools. Micolichek will serve as a community police officer the remainder of his work time.
“The Pulaski Police Department and the Pulaski Community School District have common goals to promote education, school safety, and student well-being in our community. Through this engagement with our youth, we are able to enhance the positive perception of law enforcement in our community,” said Pulaski police chief Mark Hendzel.