Sarasota County Schools has named their first Police Chief for the county’s school-based police force.

Paul Grohowski has been named as the new leader, pending screenings and school board approval. Grohowski had served as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District Police Department in Santa Maria, California.

Over the next two years, he’ll be responsible for creating and implementing a full safety and security police force for the district.