Purpose and Code
The purpose of the
School Resource Officer (SRO) is to be a peace officer by maintaining
order on campus with the legal authority to arrest if required. The SRO
is a resource teacher in areas of law enforcement education that can be
applied in the classroom.
Then finally the SRO can and does at
times play the role as counselor, by listening and assisting students
with various problems. This approach enables the SRO to be a positive
law enforcement role model and use proactive prevention by exposing the
human qualities of law enforcement to our youth and giving them a
trustworthy friend to depend on.
The SRO will be responsible for diverting minor law infractions through
the school disciplinary avenues and parent counseling as opposed to
sending the offender into the criminal court system. The SRO will
develop various classroom presentations on a variety of subjects from
substance abuse, youth and violence, motor vehicle law and safe driving,
juvenile law, etc., and will be available to the faculty of their
school to address student classrooms when requested.
should be an officer who deals well with youth and is able to establish
trusting relationships with students through support, good counseling,