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What is a School Resource Officer?

The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of a law enforcement officer in an educational environment such as a school.  This allows the SRO to directly interact with the students and school administrators in a proactive approach rather responding to the school when crime or an emergency has occurred.
Roles of the School Resource Officer

The Duties of the School Resource Officer include:

  • Providing law enforcement services to the school with an emphasis in providing a safe environment for students, faculty and the community.

  • Achieving and maintaining a working partnership with school administration.  Assisting the school in planning, preparing and responding to emergency and crisis situations.  Being visible and accessible within the school during school hours and extracurricular activities.

  • Initiate interaction with students to promote being a positive role model, increase safety, deter criminal actions, and promote law related education.  This every day interaction helps students deal with issues such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, peer pressure and gang activity.


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1.   Drug Activity

2.   Guns or Dangerous Weapon Violations

3.   Sexual Assaults

4.   Vehicle Theft

5.   Vandalism

6.   Threats/Harassment

7.   Any Other Type of Crime

8.   Or if You Need Someone's Help or Assistance

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