Jurewicz Joins Hills Family as New SRO


By Angelo Aliotta, Staff Writer

Detective William Jurewicz is the new Wayne Hills High School School Resource Officer, replacing Mark DuBois in the role following DuBois’ promotion to sergeant last year.

Jurewicz was born in Paterson and grew up in Vernon, graduating from Vernon Township High School, and later William Paterson University. After serving on the police force for 25 years with eight years of experience as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at George Washington Middle School, Jurewicz is more than qualified to take care of the school community.

In Jurewicz’s free time, he likes to watch the Giants play football, spend time with his family, and watch his kids play soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and volleyball.

The United States Department of Justice defines SRO as a “sworn law enforcement officer responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.”

The responsibilities of SROs are similar to regular police officers in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents. School resource officers typically have additional duties, including mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.

“I’ve learned a lot and seen a lot of things while being an officer,” says Jurewicz. “Being an officer was the best choice for me because I love helping people.” 

When it comes to Hills itself, Jurewicz has a positive view of the school and the students.

“I’m excited to come in every day and just see what’s going on and how I can help,” shares Jurewicz.

A bright and safe future lies ahead of  Wayne Hills with the help of its new resource officer.