Degrees and Certifications:
Missouri POST Certified
“To be the school resource officer, you have to have a passion for children. It's got to be inside your heart that you want to make a difference in your community.” -UNK
My name is Stacy Lee Ball, and I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. I have been working and residing in Pulaski County since 2006, which I now call home.
I am a Retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, with over twenty years of military experience training and leading Military Police Soldiers. My military career encompasses three combat deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and one civilian deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan.
My law enforcement background includes over 20 years of Military law enforcement experience and over 14 years of civilian law enforcement experience as a Deputy, Detective, and Narcotics Task Force Officer. I work at Freedom Elementary School as a School Resource Officer responsible for the safety and security of Freedom Elementary, Partridge Elementary, Wood Elementary, and Thayer Elementary Schools. I have worked in the Waynesville School District for over seven years working at the High School, Middle School, Sixth Grade Center, and Alternative Schools. I am looking forward to teaching, guiding, mentoring, and having fun with our K-5 children.
Some of my training includes Basic and Advanced Narcotics, Surveillance, Undercover Operations, Police Intelligence, Gangs, Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection training, Non-Lethal training, Active Shooter Training, Basic and Advanced School Resource Officer training, Drill Sergeant, Air Assault, Rapell Master, Sniper School, SRT School, and numerous leadership courses. I have 67 credit hours through Central Texas College, majoring in Homeland Security.
Some of my proudest professional accomplishments are:
- Earning my Gold Crutch with the Shriners for sponsoring a child at the Shriners Hospital.
- Working with the FBI to arrest the top two drug dealers in Pulaski County responsible for most of the fentanyl and heroin trafficking coming from St. Louis for years, as well as suspected arson and several overdose deaths in this county.
- Over 200 narcotics cases in Pulaski and surrounding counties.
- Conducting a seizure/forfeiture of over $68,000 in cash from a narcotics search warrant in Pulaski County.
- Working as a School Resource Officer and coaching 8th-grade football for Waynesville R-IV School District.
I am a member of many local civic, social, religious, and educational organizations.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my dog Johnny Cash and friends at my house and attending concerts. Finally, I love to sing karaoke. Johnny, my dog, is my biggest fan. I can tell by the way he howls and barks when I’m singing. I think that's what that means!!