WHAT IS A SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER?
The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is a nationally accepted program involving the placement of certified law enforcement officers within the educational environment on several different levels. This partnership between the school district and local law enforcement agency allows the SROs to work closely with the school administration to provide a safe learning environment, law related education, and the expertise of trained law enforcement officers on school grounds (NASR0).
The SROs are involved in the following functions within our schools:
• Serve as visible local law enforcement officers who are involved with any law related issues off and on school campus.
• Serve as educators for law related or safety education programs.
• Serve as members of the faculty and administrative team working together to solve problems in the school and community.
• Serve as positive law enforcement role models for the students.
• Serve as a resource for all staff, parents and students for law related concerns and questions.
• Serve as informal counselors regarding issues that may be law related.
Some of the safety education programs that are conducted by the SRO include: School bus and seatbelt safety, fire safety, calling 911, “Eddie the Eagle” firearm safety, bike safety, “Charlie Check First,” and police week.
Primary School SRO - Officer Franz Zygmuntowicz