Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The School Resource Officer

Some of the duties and responsibilities of a School Resource Officer (SRO) include assisting school administration in keeping a safe school, listening to problems of students and staff, and fashioning effective solutions to problems.

Recently, a high school student confided to the SRO that a serious threat and domestic violence occurred at a residence the night before. Police were not called during or after this incident, but after further thinking about it, the student decided to approach the SRO the next day at school with the details.

The officer began an investigation that led to an arrest of a family member with the help of the department’s Patrol and Investigations divisions. The SRO was certainly a resource for this student, which has hopefully contributed to a better family situation for all involved.