Monroe County School Resource Officer Program
"Dedicated to providing a safe environment for
SHS School Resource Officer (SRO):
In order to provide an optimal learning environment
for all students, Monroe County Schools began to maintain and increase the
safety of students and staff. As part of this comprehensive safety plan, a
joint effort between Monroe County Schools and the Monroe County Sheriff's
Office was initiated. Officers with specialized skills and training were
placed in our schools.
The School Resource Officer (SRO) is not just a cop on
campus. This new service has placed a Law Enforcement Officer, called a
School Resource Officer (SRO) at county schools on a full time basis. This
innovative program is designed to establish a positive relationship between
specially trained police officers and young people.
The goals of the program include:
- preventing drug and
alcohol use by area youth.
- preventing juvenile crime
- establishing a positive
relationship between youth and law enforcement.
- helping students to become
- form and maintain links
between school, community, law enforcement, and judicial systems.
Resource Officer Job Description
- Work under the direction
of each school principal during the school year to monitor and control the
safety and security of students, staff, facilities, etc., as needed at each
- Serve as an additional
guidance resource, providing advice and counsel to students.
- Instruct students in
applicable safety areas (e.g., driver education, government, etc.)
- Help administrators with
filing juvenile petitions as needed.
- Work with school,
community, law-enforcement and judicial systems.
Design by 2003 Graduate: Dave Lane
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