The School Resource Officer (SRO) is a key component to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office’s overall community policing plan and crime prevention efforts. The SRO focuses on reducing crime in our schools and equally as important, fostering positive relationships with youth.
SRO’s and Community Policing
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.
Community Policing and the role of the SRO go hand in hand. When our Deputies build trust and relationships with our youth, it can only help foster better community relations between the community and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office for the future.