Starting in the fall of 2021, the Manistee ISD partnered with the Sheriff's Office to provide an officer dedicated to the county schools (city schools are handled by the Manistee City Police). Deputy Jason Traeger was selected for the position and works with the school districts in handling a multitude of situations. Some of the situations include truancy, incorrigible youth, criminal matters, mentoring, and classroom instruction.
The goal of this program is to increase the relationship between the school systems and law enforcement, and to provide a positive outlook for students and staff of the law enforcement community. The Sheriff's Office is appreciative of this opportunity to work with the school district.