School Resource Officer

Hello Emma Cougars,

My name is Deputy Porshia, and I will be the School Resource Officer for the 2019-2020 school year! I am incredibly excited to be another integral part of the educational fabric here at Emma Elementary.

Thus far in my law enforcement career, my most significant learning points have been communication, attention to detail, and patience. I believe these qualities are important to embody, as an SRO and will bring all of these qualities to you as your SRO. My overall priority is to provide the highest level of safety to the children within the educational setting of Emma Elementary.

Parents/guest, please exhibit the same safety elements in that the Emma staff instills daily to your children: 

  1.  All guests are to report to the primary office through the front door to check-in and out and

  2. A school is an educational environment, so please if you have any matters that need to be resolved, they are to be resolved in an adult fashion and follow the appropriate chain of command to establish those initiatives.

As an Erwin graduate, I am incredibly excited to work with your children and watch them grow as an Emma Cougar!

Thank you!

Deputy J. A. Porshia


University of Cincinnati (Pending Completion 2020):  Masters of Science in Criminal Justice

Western Carolina University: Bachelor’s of Science in Emergency & Disaster Management

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology, Basic Law Enforcement Training

Clyde A. Erwin High School: High School Diploma