Retired Wilson police captain Rob Weatherford will serve as Greenfield School’s first director of campus safety, school officials announced Tuesday.
Greenfield created the full-time position to ensure its grounds remain a secure environment for students, employees and visitors, communications coordinator Noah Bryant said in a news release.
“Greenfield’s open campus, ample outdoor time and green spaces are an important part of the Greenfield experience,” said Head of School Deb Rogers. “Mr. Weatherford’s presence will help our students continue to enjoy these things and will help keep our entire school community safe.”
Now retired from the Wilson Police Department, Weatherford was promoted to captain in August 2021. He earned a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from N.C. Wesleyan University in Rocky Mount, according to his LinkedIn profile.
“(A)n exceptional background in law enforcement and a profound understanding of the school community” made Weatherford the right person for the job, Bryant said.
In his new role at Greenfield, Weatherford will lead efforts to develop a comprehensive safety plan.
“He will be vigilant in closely monitoring the campus throughout each school day, swiftly addressing any concerns that may arise,” Bryant said in the release. “Ensuring a proactive approach, Mr. Weatherford will oversee emergency management plans and conduct regular drills, empowering students and staff to be well prepared for any unforeseen situations.”
Located in western Wilson on N.C. 42, the private, nonsectarian Greenfield School maintains a yearly enrollment of around 425 students in preschool through 12th grade.