Eugene Ray (Bear) / Jeff Murphy


Our goal as Campus Police is to provide a “safe learning environment” for all Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students. We will assist administration and faculty address school / law related problems through prevention and intervention techniques. We will serve as an informal counselor as well as, an educator for school / law related issues by providing resources and education.


Along with our duties as campus police, we are asked to speak and make presentations to students and even parents in various topics. Our topics include safety concerns in schools and home, drugs and alcohol, vape education, bullying or harassment issues, Internet and phone safety, and stranger presentations for young children. Officer Bear has a narcotics K-9 (K-9 Scout) that is available to parents and students to check out vehicles recently bought or used. Several presentations are conducted each year for the children to interact with!

A Little About Us:

Officer Bear has been in law enforcement since 2006 and was a sergeant in the United States Army as Military Police. He has worked for the Herington Police Department, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, and El Dorado Police Department. While working for these agencies, Officer Bear has served as a deputy, patrol officer, field training officer, and patrol sergeant.

Officer Bear currently has one child and enjoys sports and boating. He is a former Circle Graduate (2003) and is proud to be back here working for Circle School District!

Officer Murphy has been in law enforcement since 2002. He comes to Circle after previously working for the El Dorado Police Department. While at the El Dorado Police Department he served as a patrol officer, K-9 officer, detective, and patrol lieutenant. He brings a lot of knowledge and experience to the Circle School District.

Officer Murphy has a passion with working with children and families. He sits on the Safe House Board as well as the Child Advocacy Advisory Board. He has two children in Circle School District and enjoys attending their sporting events, going fishing, and remodeling!