DANSVILLE — A Dansville student who goes above and beyond for his classmates and community is being recognized by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. 

Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty has launched a new initiative to recognize students across the county for their positive characteristics and their positive influence in their schools and in their communities.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office currently has five Deputy Sheriffs assigned as School Resource Deputies throughout Livingston County. Deputy Sheriffs are assigned to the Dansville Central School District, Livonia Central School District, Keshequa Central School District, York Central School District, and the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (BOCES) in Mount Morris on a full time basis during the academic year. A sixth School Resource Deputy will be added next month as the Sheriff’s Office begins a new partnership with the Mount Morris Central School for a School Resource Deputy.

As part of the School Resource Deputies daily duties, they often interact with students who display positive characteristics in their school and in their community. The Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Command Staff collectively worked with each of the assigned School Resource Deputies to build a program to formally recognize one student from each school, each school year.

Each Deputy Sheriff assigned to a school was asked to select one student from their district that they felt stood out above the rest and to prepare a written report of why. The selection was to be based on the student having demonstrated one or more of the following:

- Volunteering in the school or community

- Leadership qualities

- Being a positive role model

- Overcoming a difficult situation

- Positive change in behavior

- Acts of kindness

- Ally of the bullied or the left out The first of the five awards to be chosen for the 2018-2019 school year is Dansville Central School where Deputy Robert Holt is assigned. Deputy Holt selected Carter Davis as the “Dansville Central School - School Resource Deputy - Student of the Year” for the 2018–2019 school year.

On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Carter and his parents came to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Geneseo where he was formally recognized by Sheriff Dougherty and Deputy Holt at an afternoon Patrol Division briefing.

Carter was presented an engraved Sheriff’s Office plaque for his accomplishment and was also presented with a $50 gift card by the President of the Livingston County Coalition of Patrol Services (LCCOPS-the association that represents members of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division).

Congratulations to Carter Davis on your accomplishment and for being a standout student.  The other four awards will be announced in the coming weeks.