Monday, November 5, 2012
SRO’s Make Lasting Impressions
The second example is from another graduate of Blue Valley High School. This student, who graduated several years ago, wrote a thank-you note to Officer Braden for showing hope and faith as she struggled with her grades. This student went to college where she was on the Dean’s list and is pursing a teaching career. The student wrote that Officer Braden gave her confidence and faith when others in her life did not.
These are just two examples of the extraordinary impact our SROs have on the lives of their students. They also are an example of one of three roles an SRO has (a law enforcement officer, a counselor, and a teacher). While each role can have a positive impact on students, Officer Braden discovered the counselor role can be the most rewarding.
For more information about our SRO program, check out the city’s website at http://www.opkansas.org/resident-resources/neighborhood-resources/safety-and-security/school-resource-officers/