Jesse Lunsford Named TSD Safety and Security Manager

Jesse Lunsford

Thompson School District is pleased to announce that it has named Jesse Lunsford as Safety and Security Manager, effective July 1. He will fill the position that is being vacated by Rick Frei, who is retiring from the district in June.

Lunsford recently served for three years as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the district, working primarily with the Ferguson High School and Thompson Valley High School communities. Among other duties, SRO personnel work directly with school and district staff to help ensure safety for students and visitors, meet with students and families on a variety of school-related issues and investigate potential violations of the law on campus. Prior to his post as an SRO, Lunsford worked as a patrol officer for the Loveland Police Department. His law enforcement experience also includes service as a patrol officer, police detective and police lieutenant for the Collierville Police Department in Collierville, TN.

As safety and security manager, Lunsford will coordinate all security efforts for district schools and buildings, working directly with school and district administrators and local and regional law enforcement and management agencies.

“I’m very happy to be able to transition into this role,” Lunsford said. “I’m really looking forward to contributing to the Thompson School District team and being able to focus on the safety and security needs of the entire district, rather than just two schools.”

For more information, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via e-mail at

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