School Resource Officer

The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a key component to the departments overall community policing plans and crime prevention efforts. The SRO Program focuses on reducing crime in our schools and equally as important, fostering positive relationships with youth.

Community Policing Is Defined as Follows:

Community policing is a philosophy that governs how police and citizens work together to identify and address crime and disorder problems in their community. Community policing has two equally important components; community partnership and problem solving.

The most important aspect of the School Resource Program is the proper selection and assignment of the school resource officer. The four key roles of the SRO are:

  1. Law enforcement Officer
  2. Law-related educator
  3. Community liaison
  4. Role Model.

Listed below are the most common questions that may be asked about School Resource Officers.