What is a School Resource Officer?
First and foremost, an SRO is a law enforcement officer. The SRO provides a uniformed presence to the school campus. They are prepared and trained to protect the students and faculty from intruders, conduct criminal investigations and patrol their beat (the school). The SRO advises the school administration in safety and security matters as well as lending their expertise in law related issues. Our SRO’s also provide security for after-school events for their assigned schools.
Secondly, SRO’s are counselors and mentors. Each SRO has gained a wealth of information over his or her career, which is shared with the students, their parents and the school’s staff. They offer advice in law-related matters as well as resources for virtually any need a person might have. Each school and individual student has different needs, but the SRO is there to help any way necessary.
Thirdly, an SRO educates. The School Resource Officer conducts classroom presentations on a variety of subjects including: law related education, crime and violence prevention, safety, and alcohol and drugs prevention. The SRO has also developed and incorporated other programs that are being utilized such as;
Students Tutoring and Education Peers
Bye-Bye Boot Camp, Be Prepared, Be Aware
Lesson from the Liason
Student Crime Stoppers
SRO Facebook Resource Page
Safety Awareness Bulletin Boards
The School Resource Officer is passionately invested in his schools and is proud to be serving the families of River Road school district. The Resource Officer’s motto to the student is, “We are here for you, not because of you”.
Potter County Sheriff's Office