Officer Preece began her career with the North Ogden City Police Department in 2019 and plays a crucial role in the success of our youth. Not only does she provide stability and security for many students at North Ogden Junior High School as their School Resource Officer, but she also teaches the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to the younger students at the local elementary schools, guiding them in the right direction. Tracy diligently works on teaching the students how to communicate and handle conflict and is a role model that many look up to. When she’s not teaching in the classrooms or patrolling the hallways, you can often find her on the playground playing tag with the students or just answering the “cool” questions many students have for police officers.
Officer Preece doesn’t stop at the requirements of being a school resource officer; she exceeds those expectations every single day by focusing on peer-to-peer relationships for the students and by making learning fun by showing rather than telling. A positive project Tracy shares with the students during Hope Week is an exercise with goggles that emulate what it’s like to drink and drive. Students have the opportunity to wear these goggles as they ride a trike through cones. Students learn that it’s not cool to drink and drive after this experience and hopefully Tracy saves many lives in the future by doing this.
When Tracy’s not at work, she enjoys being in nature and spending time with her family. She enjoys camping, hiking, and playing in the water with her dogs. When it’s cold outside, you can find her inside under a warm blanket playing video games.
Her favorite thing about North Ogden is the “amazing people and very supportive culture.” The scenery is “magnificent,” and she loves seeing the sunrise coming up over the mountains as she comes into the city each morning.
Thank you for protecting our city and caring for our children. We appreciate you!