Additionally, Priest will supervise the EPS Police Department, will continue to serve as a campus police officer, and will work closely with the Enid Police Department and other law enforcement agencies on behalf of EPS.
“Our greatest responsibility as a school district is to provide a safe learning and working environment for our students and our staff. This has always been and will continue to be our utmost priority,” Floyd said. “We are excited to have Jason fill this new role for the district because his work will be critical as we work to strengthen and enhance safety and security efforts in our schools. From emergency planning to day-to-day matters with students, we know his experience and expertise will greatly benefit EPS and those we serve.”
Pries has more than 13 years of experience in law enforcement, including EPD and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. While working for EPD, he earned the rank of sergeant and supervised other officers.
For his service to the community, Priest was named Enid Police Officer of the Year in 2014 and was twice voted Enid’s Best Police Officer in the Enid News and Eagle Reader’s Choice Poll.
Priest is CLEET certified, as well as FBI-trained in crisis negotiations. He has served as a field training officer, field training sergeant, narcotics/violent crimes investigator, community police officer and a member of the criminal interdiction unit.
Priest holds an associate’s degree in business administration from Northern Oklahoma College and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in accounting. His other work experience includes time with Hiland Partners, Triangle Insurance and Atwoods.