Beginning October 24, 2022, Harry McDonald will assume the role of school resource officer at Queensbury Union Free School District (QUFSD). McDonald has worked with a multitude of police establishments. McDonald graduated from QUFSD in 1986 and started his career at Warren County Sheriff Department as a deputy. He has recently retired from New York State as a court officer. He has worked as a South Glens Falls police officer for over 20 years.
McDonald will be joining George Carpenter as the school’s second resource officer. McDonald will build positive relationships with district staff, students, and parents, patrol school campus and respond to emergency situations on the campus and adjacent areas to prevent or minimize dangerous situations, be a liaison for the school safety committee and part of the incident command structure, assist with fire drills and lockdowns, walk the buildings looking for propped doors, proper locking of doors, proper window locking, ensuring points of egress and fire lanes are clear in case of emergency, and other related duties as required. McDonald will be working in conjunction with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department with police credentials.
“I am excited to come back to Queensbury as it is my alma mater. My family lives in Queensbury so it is a welcome back to join the staff here at Queensbury Union Free School District. I look forward to what lies in store,” says McDonald.
“The safety of our students and staff is paramount, and the addition of Harry McDonald to our team will enhance the efforts of our school safety team. I am excited to bring him on board,” says QUFSD Superintendent Kyle Gannon.