The School Resource Officer (SRO) Program places a sworn law enforcement officer in each middle, high and alternative school on a full time basis. The School Resource Officer (SRO) does not function as a school disciplinarian, but as a law enforcement officer, instructor, and counselor.
The SRO is expected to prevent crime and to act on any information involving pre-delinquent or criminal activity on school property. The SRO coordinates with area law enforcement agencies, the Department of Social Services, juvenile court authorities, and the District Attorney’s office, as well as the school system, to determine the best solution for the problem at hand. The SRO is also available to go inside the classroom and instruct on subjects pertaining to criminal laws, law enforcement careers, and alternatives to criminal activity.